Current council structures | NTEC

Current council structures

Local Government Representation Review logo

Download the current council structures in:

Local government area* Elected members Electoral structure Councillors per ward Enrolment per ward# Voters per councillor
Alice Springs Town Council
Population: 26,448
Area: 328 sq km
8 councillors
1 elected mayor
    
Total: No wards16,0452,006
Barkly Regional Council
Population: 7,453
Area: 322,713 sq km
12 councillors
1 elected mayor
Alpurrurulam Ward
Alyawarr Ward 
Kuwarrangu Ward
Patta Ward
1
4
2
5
186
1,545
470
1,868
186
386
235
374
Total:4124,069
Belyuen Community Government Council
Population: 176
Area: 40 sq km
5 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
    
Total: No wards15631
Central Desert Regional Council
Population: 4,241
Area: 281,312 sq km
12 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Akityarre Ward 
Anmatjere Ward
Northern Tanami Ward
Southern Tanami Ward
2
4
2

4
257
982
361
 
867
129
246
181
 
217
Total:4122,467
Coomalie Community Government Council 
Population: 1,356
Area: 281,312 sq km
6 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Adelaide River Ward 
Batchelor Township Ward
Coomalie Rural Ward
2
 
2
 
2
217
 
178
 
247
109
 
89
 
124
Total:36642
Darwin, City of
Population: 82,030
Area: 111 sq km
12 councillors
1 elected lord mayor
Chan Ward 
Lyons Ward
Richardson Ward
Waters Ward
3
3
3
3
12,708
13,351
12,764
12,984
4,236
4,450
4,255
4,328
Total:41251,807
East Arnhem Regional Council
Population: 10,369
Area:33,310 sq km
14 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Anindilyakwa Ward 
Birr Rawarrang Ward
Gumurr Gattjirrk Ward
Gumurr Marthakal Ward
Gumurr Miwatj Ward
Gumurr Miyarrka Ward
2
2

2

3

3
2
887
662

764

1,592

1,439
817
444
331

382

531

480
409
Total:6146,161
Katherine Town Council
Population: 10,617
Area: 7,417 sq km
6 councillors
1 elected mayor
    
Total: No wards6,4291,072
Litchfield Council
Population: 25,566
Area:2,903 sq km
6 councillors
1 elected mayor
Central Ward 
North Ward
South Ward
2
2
2
4,315
4,021
4,270
2,158
2,011
2,135
Total:3612,606
MacDonnell Regional Council
Population: 6,939
Area:268,329 sq km
12 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Iyarrka Ward 
Ljirapinta Ward
Luritja Pintubi Ward
Rodinga Ward
2
3
3
4
769
646
1,042
1,082
385
215
347
271
Total:4123,539
Palmerston, City of
Population: 39,032
Area:53 sq km
7 councillors
1 elected mayor
    
Total: No wards24,0573,437
Roper Gulf Regional Council
Population: 7,458
Area:185,210 sq km
13 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Never Never Ward 
Numbulwar Numburindi Ward
Nyirranggulung Ward
South West Gulf Ward
Yugul Mangi Ward
3
2

3

3

2
833
488

919

945

755
278
244

307

315

378
Total:5133,940
Tiwi Islands Regional Council
Population: 2,743
Area:7,483 sq km
12 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Bathurst Island Ward 
Milikapiti Ward
Pirlangimpi Ward
6
3
3
1,098
318
263
183
106
88
Total:3121,679
Victoria Daly Regional Council
Population: 3,175
Area:153,287 sq km
5 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Daguragu Ward 
Milngin Ward
Pine Creek Ward
Timber Creek Ward
Walangeri Ward
1
1
1
1
1
428
377
216
415
300
428
377
216
415
300
Total:551,736
Wagait Shire Council
Population: 524
Area: 5.6 sq km
5 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
    
Total: No wards31062
West Arnhem Regional Council
Population: 6,860
Area:49,675 sq km
12 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Gunbalanya Ward 
Kakadu Ward
Maningrida Ward
Minjilang Ward
Warruwi Ward
3
3
4
1
1
842
531
1,779
165
291
281
177
445
165
291
Total:5123,608
West Daly Regional Council
Population: 3,735
Area:14,070 sq km
6 councillors
President chosen by and from councillors
Nganmarriyanga Ward 
Thamarrur/Pindi Pindi Ward
Tyemirri Ward
1
 
4

1
222
 
1,672

100
222
 
418

100
Total:361,994
Unincorporated
Population: 7,421
Area:19,790 sq km
Unrepresented at local government level     
Total:3,364

*Population numbers as of 2020 - source: https://dbr.abs.gov.au
#Enrolment numbers as at 14 March 2022