Ilkurlka Roadhouse is a non-for-profit community enterprise managed by Paupiyala Tjarutja. Volunteers are critical in maintaining this service. At different times of the year the Roadhouse enlists the support of volunteers to assist with running the outstation and projects.
The tasks are widely varied: serving customers, maintaining equipment, meeting the mail plane, working with Anangu in running activities and special projects.
Volunteering is a unique opportunity to work in a remote yet culturally strong community. You will have the chance to interact with the traditional owners of Tjuntjuntjara and listen to their stories around the camp fire.
Many of our volunteers have returned over the years and many lifelong friendships have been made. There is a special bond between people who live and work in Spinifex Country, formed through isolation and its challenges.
It is a part of Australia that all too few people will get the chance to experience!
Call (08) 90371147
Welcome to Ilkurlka Visitor Centre!
Ilkurlka update 21 July 2021
There are new border restrictions which restrict entry across the South Australian border into Western Australia.
If you have suitable premises, you must enter self-quarantine for 14 days when entering Western Australia from South Australia. If not, you will be directed to enter a government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense for 14 days.
Please note that Ilkurlka does not have facilities for self-quarantine.
Until these restrictions are lifted, Ilkurlka will be closed to travellers from the east. Ilkurlka will remain open for travellers from the west.
We ask that visitors use face masks and hand sanitiser when entering the premises. We have a supply of hand sanitiser and a limited amount of face masks so we'd be grateful if you could bring your own masks!