Background & Location

 

Ilkurlka Roadhouse was built in 2003 as an initiative of the Spinifex People. Although it provides a valuable service to travellers on the Anne Beadell Highway, its main purpose is to serve the communities to the north and south during times of Aboriginal business and travel. The roadhouse provides a vital service to both east-west and north-south travellers and is proudly owned and operated by the Spinifex people. It is located in a very remote and isolated area and faces many challenges as a result.

 

Structures at Ilkurlka have all been architecturally designed, ergonomically and functionally. This includes the roadhouse, house, arts studio, logistics shed and amenity structures.

 

Ilkurlka is entirely solar powered with a generator back-up if needed. This also includes our bore which supplies good potable water to supplement rainwater collected in tanks around the roadhouse.

 

The studio is set on top of a sand dune with magnificent views over the desert and is the best spot for viewing the magnificent sunsets which we get here.

 

 Ilkurlka campsite is a peaceful retreat with a hot shower, toilet and covered barbeque area. Firewood is freely provided.

 

 Our shed tank structures and signage within Spinifex Lands provide a welcome to travellers, an initiative of the traditional owners.

 

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Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation
Welcome to Ilkurlka Visitor Centre!

ILKURLKA

 

Ilkurlka partially reopens!

As of 15 August 2020 Ilkurlka will reopen to travellers whose journey commences in Western Australia. This follows the relaxation of the WA remote Aboriginal communities regulations for Ilkurlka (although restrictions remain in place for other communities).

Given our limited stocks of PPE we would appreciate travellers bringing their own face masks if possible. We can supply hand sanitiser and disposable gloves at the roadhouse. The spread of COVID19 to our remote communities is still a major concern.

For travellers heading from Western Australia to South Australia along the Anne Beadell Highway, permits are required in South Australia from Maralinga Tjarutja, the Woomera Defence Area, Mamungari conservation park and Tallaringa conservation park . A permit is also required for travel between Yeo and Yamarna along the Anne Beadell Highway in Western Australia. Please see the travel tab for links on applying for these permits.

Please note that Ilkurlka will not be accessible from the east because of the WA border closure. The border is being monitored and the WA police will take action if anyone crosses the border from the east without having a permit issued by the WA government.

Penalties for illegally crossing the WA border from the east are severe – up to a $50,000 fine and/or twelve month’s imprisonment.

 

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