Ward overview

The Gumurr Marthakal Ward region comprises of the community of Galiwin'ku, extending up through Elcho Island, through the Wessel Islands, across to the English Companys Islands and northern most point of Point Napier.

Three (3) Elected Members are selected from the Gumurr Marthakal Ward for Council. Although the Ward region extends through homelands & outstations, East Arnhem Regional Council only delivers services in the Territory Growth Town of Galiwin'ku.


In August 2017, Councillor Kaye Thurlow was re-elected to her second term in council, with Councillor Evelyna Dhamarrandji & Councillor David Djalangi elected to Council for their first term. Councillors were elected unapposed. Councillor Kaye Thurlow was appointed Deputy President for a period of two years.