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Western Australia
Postcode(s) 6642
Location 120 km (75 mi) west of Warburton
LGA(s) Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
37.6 °C
100 °F
5.5 °C
42 °F
247.7 mm
9.8 in

Tjirrkarli is a medium-sized Aboriginal community, located in the Goldfields-Esperance Region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku.


The community was established in the 1980s in the vicinity of a bore put down by Shell Oil. The company was searching for oil and constructed an extensive network of seismic lines, some of which are now used as main access roads to the community or as hunting tracks

Native title

The community is located within the Determined Ngaanyatjarra Lands (Part A) (WAD6004/04) Native Title claim area.

Town planning

Tjirrkarli Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.1 was endorsed by the community on 3 December 2003 and the WAPC on 29 June 2004. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at Planning Western Australia official site.

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