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Bawinanga is a progressive Aboriginal corporation based in Maningrida. We represent and serve the Aboriginal people of the homelands and 32 outstations surrounding Maningrida in West Arnhem Land.

Our work is carried out in the context of people’s traditional lands, cultural practices and languages. Our services include:

  • providing house maintenance, municipal and essential services to homelands
  • managing the Bawinanga Rangers, Maningrida Arts & Culture, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, the Djómi Museum, Barlmarrk Supermarket, a Tucker Run to the homelands and mechanical workshop
  • Maningrida’s Community Development Program (CDP), Community Patrol, Money Management and the Remote School Attendance (RSAS) programs
  • maintaining roads and airstrips in the region through our civil works program.

Visitors to Maningrida can buy supplies, including fresh locally caught fish, from Barlmarrk Supermarket, enjoy the spectacular surrounding country maintained by the Bawinanga Rangers and acquire exquisite artwork from Maningrida Arts & Culture or fabric from Bábbarra Designs. Each of our retail outlets generates employment and income for our local community.

If you’re planning on travelling to the region independently, for work or pleasure, you’ll first need to obtain permits and book accommodation at Dhurrkudji Lodge, the MPA Hotel or Barramundi Lodge.

We invite you to visit Maningrida / Manayingkarírra / Manawukan, and support the work Bawinanga does here and in the surrounding homelands with, and for, the people whose country this is.

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