Services to remote communities and homelands

Remote communities

The Northern Territory Government coordinates essential services to 72 remote Indigenous communities.

For a list of services in your community, visit the Bushtel website.


Homelands are remote areas where small populations of Indigenous people live, on lands that they have traditional ownership or historical information. They are sometimes called outstations.

There are about 500 homelands in the Northern Territory, with a total of 2400 homes.

Around 10,000 people live on homelands, while others have a small family group.

The Homelands Program contributes to the delivery of municipal and essential services. It also contributes to housing maintenance that supports people to live on homelands.

The program does this by funding service providers to help homelands residents with municipal and essential services, and housing maintenance.

To read more about how services are provided to homelands go to the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development website.

Last updated: 03 February 2020

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