Rulku Enterprises

Rulku means 'family' in Yolngu Matha from the Milingimbi community in East Arnhem Land. Rulku Enterprises is a local, family owned business on Milingimbi Island that provides accommodation and labour hire services.

Rulku means 'family' in Yolngu Matha from the Milingimbi community in East Arnhem Land.

Rulku Enterprises is a locally run business on Milingimbi Island in East Arnhem Land and provides 21 room lodge accommodation and labour-hire services in the community. Rulku Lodge is the only commercial accommodation available in Milingimbi and provides an oasis style, home away from home visit complete with comfortable rooms and a full set of facilities. Milingimbi Island is part of the Crocodile Islands, located approximately half a kilometre off the north coast of Central Arnhem Land, around 440 km east of Darwin and 200 km west of Nhulunbuy.

Rulku Enterprises is a locally run business and was established in 2013 after Milingimbi Traditional Owner David Marapiwuy saw a need to create an accommodation lodge for visiting service providers, contractors, and tourists. Rulku Lodge continues to be the only available accommodation service on island and is committed to operating a sustainable and successful business that contributes to positive economic futures, training, and employment pathways for local Yolngu people. Rulku Enterprises continues to invest in the lodge's facilities and services to accommodate increased visitors to Milingimbi, and is dedicated to business growth for future the community's future.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Services available with Rulku Enterprises


As the only commercial accommodation business in Milingimbi, Rulku Enterprises is proud to provide a comfortable stay in East Arnhem land to all visitors. With a range of rooms on offer to suit your needs, Rulku Lodge provides a home-away-from-home style experience with ample facilities to provide guests with comfort and ease during their stay. Rulku Lodge has a vibrant team of local staff who are always happy to offer a helping hand. To book your next stay in Milingimbi, follow the 'accommodation' tab in the navigation bar.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      




Labour Hire 

Rulku Enterprises is passionate about contributing to positive employment and economic outcomes for Yolngu people. With strong networks on island, Rulku assists in facilitating labour hire solutions with government and private business, where local employment and upskilling is an integral value in Rulku Enterprises.