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Excluded Communities

You cannot travel to an excluded community unless you are a resident of that community or an essential worker visiting for work purposes.

To enter you must have a negative Rapid Antigen Test the day of your travel, before you enter the community.

Excluded communities are designated as more vulnerable because of their current vaccination rates.

Excluded communities are communities that have a vaccination rate of less than 80% for residents aged 5 years and over.

Proof of negative Rapid Antigen Test

As proof of your negative Rapid Antigen Test, a photo must be taken of the Rapid Antigen Test result, the packaging displaying the batch number and a document identifying yourself. This must be retained and provided on request. You must also submit an online declaration stating that you completed the required testing.

Entering excluded communities after testing positive to COVID-19

Residents and essential workers who have tested positive to COVID-19 and have completed their required isolation period are not required to have a negative Rapid Antigen Test to enter excluded communities.

COVID-19 testing is not recommended for 12 weeks after you exit isolation. This is because COVID-19 testing may continue to give a positive result as your body sheds the virus, even though you are no longer infectious.

Excluded communities by region

Excluded communities by region - map

Towns and localities

For the communities where boundaries are not clearly defined, view the geographic areas defined by geocentric datum PDF (250.6 KB).

ALI CURUNG

ALPURRURULAM (Locality)

AMPILATWATJA (Locality)

ARLPARRA

ATITJERE

CANTEEN CREEK (Town)

CANTEEN CREEK

DAGARAGU (Locality)

GALIWINKU

GUNBALANYA

HAASTS BLUFF (Locality

KALKARINDJI (Locality)

KALTUKATJARA (Locality)

LAJAMANU

LARAMBA (Locality)

MANINGRIDA

MILINGIMBI (Locality)

MUTITJULU (Locality)

NGUKURR (Locality)

ORRTIPA-THURRA

PAPUNYA (Locality)

PMARA JUTUNTA

RAMINGINING (Locality)

RITTARANGU

TARA

TOWN OF ELLIOTT (Town)

TOWN OF FINKE (Town)

UTOPIA HOMELANDS

WALLACE ROCKHOLE (Locality)

WATARRKA communities – ULPANYALI (NT Portion 2426),

WILLOWRA (Locality)

WILORA (Locality)

WUTUNUGURRA

YUELAMU (Locality)

YUENDUMU (Locality)

  • Excluded communities are communities that have a full vaccination rate of less than 80 per cent for residents aged 5 years and over.

    See remote community vaccination data

  • If you remain in or on the vehicle and you travel directly through the community, you do not need to supply a negative RAT.

    If you leave the vehicle for any reason you must wear a mask in that community.

  • A number of NT Rapid Antigen Testing and Distribution Points have been established to assist people to get their test.

    Testing officers will be on site to provide support for people who have questions about the test, provide assistance for people to complete the test and to interpret results.

    Rapid Antigen Test kits can also be collected from these locations so that they can be completed at home or work.

    More information about Rapid antigen tests, testing clinics and distribution centres

  • The August 2021 suspension of all Northern Land Council permits for non-essential workers continues as part of the NLC’s response to the surge of Covid 19 across the NLC region.

    Non-residents must have permission from the relevant land council to go into their communities for any reason, including work.

    You may only enter Aboriginal Land if: *

    All returning residents should follow the NT government’s directions on testing and isolation.

    If you are already on Aboriginal land and returning home by the most direct route, you must do so without any direct contact with local people.

    The NLC fully supports the mask mandate across the NT and requires that all approved essential workers must be vaccinated, tested prior to entry and mask up in communities for 7 days after arrival, especially those returning from holidays or other recent travel.

    You should check with the relevant land council to make sure you have the right kind of permission to go into their community or Aboriginal land.

    Find out more at the NLC websiteCLC website or  ALC website .

  • Persons wanting to access Aboriginal Land in the Tiwi Islands outside of the listed townships, and who do not meet the requirements of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, must apply for a permit from the Tiwi Land Council.

    Find out more at the Tiwi Land Council

  • If you need help contact CMC.Biosecurity@nt.gov.au