Airstrips

In northern Australia, the road network is not accessible for up to six months of the year due to the extremes in rainfall. For the communities isolated during this period and island communities, regular transport by air for passengers and freight of goods is critical.

In remote and regional communities, basic services such as public transport and delivery of fresh food, medical supplies, mail, educational materials and urgent supplies rely on the use of airport infrastructure.

Airports gain further importance as entry gates to regions for business and industries that support and encourage ongoing regional and economic development.

There are 72 regional aerodromes which the Northern Territory Government maintains and they are located in:

Alice Springs Region

Ampilatwatja, Aputula (Finke), Areyonga, Atitjere (Harts Bluff), Kaltukatjara (Docker River), Kintore, Mt Liebig, Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Nyrippi, Papunya, Santa Teresa, Utopia (Urapuntja), Willowra, Yuelamu (Mt Allan) and Yuendumu.

Darwin Region

Belyuen, Maningrida, Minjalang (Croker Island), Nauiyu (Daly River), Nguiu (Bathurst Island) Oenpelli (Gunbalanya), Palumpa, Peppimenarti, Pirlangimpi (Garden Point), Wadeye (Port Keats) Milikapiti (Snake Bay) and Warruwi (Goulburn Island).

Gove Region

Galiwinku (Elcho Island), Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella), Milingimbi, Milyakburra (Bickerton Island), Numbulwar and Ramingining.

Katherine Region

Amanbidji (kildurk Station), Barunga, Beswick, Bulla Camp, Delara-Weemol, Kalkarindji, Lajamanu (Hooker Creek), Manyallaluk (Eva Valley), Minyerri (Hodgson Down), Ngukurr (Roper River), Pigeon Hole, Rittarangu (Urapunga), Robinson River and Yarralin.

Tennant Creek Region

Ali Curung (Warrabri), Canteen Creek, Elliot and Wangalinji (Clean Skin).

NT Government Aerodromes

Batchelor, Borroloola, Bullita, Cape Don, Keep River, Kidman Springs, Roper Bar, Smith Point, Ti-Tree, Timber Creek and Wauk (Murganella).

Highway Emergency Aerodromes

Barrow Creek, Barkly Homestead, Erldunda, Henbury and Kulgera.

Pastoral Aerodromes

Kings Creek Station and Laramba (Napperby).

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