Galiwinku Community

Galiwin’ku is a vibrant community with lots of things going on. It is the biggest community in North-east Arnhem Land with over 2000 Yolngu residents. It is 550 km north east of Darwin and 150 km North West of Nhulunbuy. The community prides itself on it’s maintenance of cultural values, and there are up to 22 different language dialects spoken on the community, with the main language spoken that can be understood by all being Djambarrpuyngu.

ALPA is one of the mainstays of the community, delivering a wide range of food and products, as well as contributing to many local initiatives and local events, giving back to the community through an established benevolent program. ALPA also operates a CDP Services program on the community providing training and seeking employment for local job-seekers.

Galiwin’ku History
Galiwin’ku was first selected as a mission site in 1921, but was not permanently established until 1947. The mission was run by Methodists, who were quite progressive in their approach due to their extensive experience in Africa. So, use of local language was encouraged and learnt by missionaries, and a strong basis of industry and business was established on the island. During the 1960s, Galiwin’ku exported more goods to Darwin than were brought in. The products sent out included Cyprus pine, fish, crocodile skins, art and craft. In the modern day, this means that there is a keen interest in work and business development on the local community. There are also language learning resources available for those wanting to learn some of the local language The local arts centre showcases some of the unique art being produced in the region, and there are a range of businesses supporting the local community.
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Galiwin’ku Landscape
The landscape of the area is fantastic, with the town beach boasting a fresh water pool where people can bathe unimpeded by the local crocodile population. On other parts of the island, there are outstation communities, who operate under a more independent mode of living, fishing and gathering traditional bush foods to support a healthy lifestyle in addition to food brought from the store. Some of the different beaches across the island are spectacular, and the fishing in surrounding waterways accessible by boat is outstanding.
East Arnhem Regional Council
Local Government for the Area
Elcho Island Arts Centre
Situated on Galiwin’ku community
Shepherdson College
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Galiwin’ku CDP Services
Since ALPA took over the CDP services at Galiwin’ku, it has gone from one of the lowest performing CDP sites in the country to one of the top sites in the country. The Galiwin’ku site achieved a lot of successful job outcomes during the rebuild of housing following Cyclone Lam. Our program has also placed many people into jobs developed through our joint venture business Bukmak Constructions. The site also launched Galiwin’ku Made in 2016, creating furniture, jewellery, art and clothing for sale in the local community to build a skilled workforce.


ALPA Galiwin’ku Store

ALPA is also one of the main employers of the community, providing real jobs for a dedicated workforce of Yolngu people. 90% of the workers at the ALPA Galiwin’ku store are Yolngu and the store has been successful at delivering training to staff to ensure they have the appropriate qualifications needed for their work. This store is extremely busy, turning over a significant amount of products each week, which arrive each week via barge to the island. ALPA is the main supermarket on the community, and has also opened a second store at the Buthan subdivision, which provides additional employment and convenience for the Buthan area of the community.


ALPA Galiwin’ku Store
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PMB 175, Winnellie NT 0822
Ph 08 8987 9036
Fax 08 8987 9066
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