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Friday, 20 Aug 2021

Lifting of Travel Restrictions for Mutitjulu

Update Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following advice from the Northern Territory Government’s Chief Health Officer (CHO), the designations of the Darwin and Katherine lockdown areas were lifted at 12pm (midday) on 19 and 20 August 2021 respectively. While travel restrictions linked to these designations have also been lifted, a number of precautionary measures remain in place to protect community from Covid-19.

While travel to and from remote communities including Mutitjulu has resumed, anyone wishing to travel to community is advised to check the latest travel advice from the CHO on the Northern Territory Government’s Coronavirus at Coronavirus (COVID-19) ( to ensure they meet the appropriate requirements prior to travelling.

For further information regarding permits to access Aboriginal Land outside of the township of Mutitjulu you are advised to contact the Central Land Council on 1800 003 640 or visit Anyone travelling to Mutitjulu must continue to abide by the directions of the CHO at all times.

If you are feeling unwell, do not travel to remote communities. Protecting our community remains the responsibility of everyone, and we ask that you respect the wishes of our Aboriginal communities during this difficult period.

Travel restrictions for those coming from interstate may still apply, and visitors to Mutitjulu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are advised to check the latest Northern Territory Government advice in relation to this.

For further information on the current travel requirements in place for Mutitjulu and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park please contact the:

  • Northern Territory Government’s Coronavirus Lockdown Advice Hotline on 1800 490 484
  • Office of Township Leasing on 1800 152 259
  • Central Land Council on 1800 003 640
  • Parks Australia at

For current information about COVID-19 Coronavirus:

NT COVID-19 hotline
1800 490 484
Coronavirus (COVID-19) (
For information on COVID-19 in the Territory call the hotline.

NT Coronavirus Business Lockdown Advice Hotline
1800 193 111
For information on lockdown arrangements call the hotline.

Australian Government Department of Health
Latest news, alerts and situation status within Australia. Protection advice and fact sheets.

Latest news, alerts, situation status and advice relevant to the Northern Territory. Health message recordings in Aboriginal languages.

World Health Organisation (WHO)
Public advice for personal and organisational protection, global situation updates.

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