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Western Australia
Postcode(s) 6642
Location 350 km (217 mi) north east 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

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


In the early 1980s a bore was put down near the present Tjukurla Community as part of the outstation movement from Docker River community. In mid 1981 an outstation was established at Kintore which provided an opportunity for those living at Papunya to move west, closer to their traditional lands. From Kintore many people moved to Tjukurla as that community's infrastructure developed. Residents also came from Warakurna, Docker River and a few from Warburton.

Native title

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

Town planning

Tjukurla Art Stiletto
The turnoff to Tjukurla is marked by this large stiletto painted in aboriginal motifs

Tjukurla Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.1 is yet to be endorsed by the community. As such the Layout Plan exists only as a draft. The DRAFT Layout Plan map-set can be viewed at Planning Western Australia official site.

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