Ward overview

The Gumurr Miwatj Ward region comprises of the communities of Gunyangara (Ski Beach) and Yirrkala. The ward extends through Melville Bay to the eastern most part Arnhem Bay, and down through parts of the Gulf off Carpentaria.   

Surrounding areas and township of Nhulunbuy are Registered Mining or Special Purpose Leases; Local Government services in Nhulunbuy are delivered by Nhulunbuy Corporation Ltd.

Three (3) Elected Members are selected from the Gumurr Miwatj Ward for Council. Although the Ward region extends through homelands & outstations, East Arnhem Regional Council only delivers services in Gunyangara and Yirrkala.


In August 2017, Councillors Yananymul Mununggurr, Barayuwa Mununggurr & Banambi Wunungmurra were all re-elected to serve a third term on Council. Cr Banambi Wunungmurra was reappointed President on Monday 11 September 2017.

**A By-Election has now been called to select two Councillors to replace the recently vacated seats of Cr Wunungmurra and Cr B Mununggurr. This will be undertaken in March 2019.