Football in Ramingining Paving the Way for Change

Ramingining was the place to be when the inaugural Ramingining East Arnhem Regional Council Football Competition wrapped up with an exciting day of finals!

For the first time in Ramingining's history, a Women's Competition was established, attracting over 80 women each week to the training track and four teams. The community with a population of just over 800, was greated by an incredible spectacle of an average 250 athletes on the oval each week, men and women training alongside each other, supported by children, parents and partners. School children spending hours creating banners and flags to support their team. This truly was a whole of community competition.

Saturday's Grand Finals saw Damala victors over the Hawks in the women's final and the Swans over the Tigers in the Men's. Importantly both games played in incredible sportmanship with phenomenal crowd support!

Re-established to provide an avenue for physical activity for the community, the competition also helped to put an emphasis on domestic violence awareness and education. Since the establishment of the competition the community has seen a dramatic fall in domestic violence occurances and a significant increase in reporting of such events. The correlation between the two is undeniable and we are proud to have been supported by the NT Police and NO MORE Campaign to push this messaging through the program.

The competition wouldn't have been possible without the generous support and sponsorship of the following stakeholders:

NT Police | Outback Spirit | AFL NT | ALPA | Swinburne University of Technology | Ramingining School | NO MORE Campaign

Watch the video here

Let's keep in touch

We understand that it’s easy to miss or forget important information! Council is rolling out a great new service where you can subscribe for free emails or text messages about the things happening in Ramingining & Galiwin'ku.

What is Whispir?

Whispir is a free messaging service that enables Council to connect with you to update you on information and upcoming events within the community. Whispir can also keep you informed with up to date information in the event of an emergency situation. Notifications will be delivered either by text messages, emails or voice message.

During the first phase, this service will be available for Ramingining and Galiwin'ku only. If you are interested in receiving this service, simply fill in the REGISTRATION FORM indicating which service you would like information about and how you would like this delivered, then return the completed form to your local East Arnhem Regional Council Office or email it to

Draft Council Plan Open for Comment

Now is your chance to have a say on the 2016-2017 Council Plan & Budget!

On the 25 May 2016, Council approved the Draft 2016/17 Council Plan & Budget at the Ordinary Council Meeting. The Plan provides direction to Council, staff, community members and other stakeholders on the ongoing development of East Arnhem Regional Council and its communities.

It talks about all of Council’s services and programs and how the budget will be allocated for the next financial year.

The Council Plan & Budget will be open for your comment until 30 June 2016. We look forward to hearing from you! To view the 2016-2017 Council Plan & Budget click here.


You can let us know what you think by email, mail or have a chat to your local Councillor or Local Authority members.

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