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 29 May 2021
Ilkurlka has reopened to travelers from states classified as very low COVID19 risk. However travel restrictions may be imposed at very short notice in the event of COVID19 outbreaks in the various states and territories.
As of 16 May 2021 there are particular requirements restricting travel from Victoria into Western Australia. Please see https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2021/05/WA-hard-border-with-Victoria-returns-from-10am-today.aspx
We urge you to call us (08 9037 1147) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) just prior to setting out on the Anne Beadell Highway for an update on the current situation.
Note that Ilkurlka has no facilities for those who wish to self-isolate for fourteen days when entering the state.
We ask that visitors use face masks when entering the roadhouse as an additional protective measure.
Western Australian controlled border restrictions apply for those arriving from the east. A G2G pass is required (https://www.g2gpass.com.au/apply) as well as the usual travel permits required for transit of the Anne Beadell Highway.
We look forward to seeing you!