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 is open for business!
We are located approximately 770km west of Coober Pedy and 550km east of Laverton on the Anne Beadell Highway.
As well as offering roadhouse facilities (diesel, limited supplies of opal/petrol, basic groceries and a campground) we have an excellent display of artwork created by the Spinifex people.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Please feel free to contact us for travel updates.
If you need opal/petrol, please call in advance to check availability. Diesel is always available.