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Balgo
Western Australia
an aerial view of a small settlement, showing about seventy rooftops, red dirt roads and a dirt oval, with dry scrubland receding into the distance
Balgo viewed from the air
Population 359 (2016 census)
Time zone AWST (UTC+8)

Balgo, previously Balgo Hills and Balgo Mission, is a community in Western Australia that is linked with both the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert. The community is in the Shire of Halls Creek, off the Tanami Road. Established by German missionaries in 1939, Balgo's population numbered 359 in the 2016 census.

Native title

The community is in the Determined Tjurabalan People (WC95/74) Native Title claim area. It is managed through its incorporated body, Wirrimanu Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 6 September 1984. Balgo Layout Plan No.3 was prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.3 was endorsed by the community on 30 June 2005 and the Western Australian Planning Commission on 4 October 2005.

Town planning

Balgo Layout Plan No. 3 was prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 and was endorsed by the community and the WAPC in 2005.

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