Ranger Groups

We have created ranger groups to help Traditional Owners keep our Indigenous knowledge strong and to make sure it is being used to look after country.

Balmawirrey Dhipirri Rangers

Dhipirri is a beachside homeland accessible only by boat located on the eastern side of the Glyde River. The Dhipirri Rangers manage the area around their homeland and the surrounding saltwater country. They are currently based on Millingimbi Island but in future will be based at Dhipirri to support Traditional Owners and their families.

Gurruwiling Rangers

The Gurruwiling Rangers are swamp people and they manage the freshwater areas of Gurruwiling (the Arafura Swamp) – the largest freshwater ecosystem in Arnhem Land and one of the largest paperbark swamps in Australia.

Ramingining Wanga Djakamirr Rangers

The Wanga Djakamirr Rangers are saltwater people. They undertake regular sea patrols to look after the estuarine and coastal saltwater country from Djigagila Creek to Howard Island.

Malnyangarnak Bukgurl-Na Rangers

The Malyangarnak Bukgurl-Na Rangers are from the Balngarra clan and manage the area on the south-western side of the Arafura Swamp around the Blyth River. Bukgurl-Na refers to escarpment country. The Malnyangarnak Rangers are currently based in Ramingining but will be based on the Malnyangarnak homeland when infrastructure is developed.

Dhupuwamirri Rangers

The Dhupuwamirri homeland is located on the western side of the Arafura Swamp, 20km west of Mirrngatja. The Dhupuwamirri Rangers work with the Donydji and Mirrngatja rangers to manage the country in the south east of the Arafura catchment.

Donydji Rangers

The Donydji Rangers are based at the Donydji homeland, located in the south-east of the Arafura catchment, just north of the Mitchell Ranges.

Mirrngatja Rangers

The Mirrngatja Rangers are based at the Mirrngatja homeland on the eastern edge of the Arafura Swamp, about six hours’ drive from Ramingining.

Ngilipitji Rangers

The Ngilipitji Rangers are part of the Arafura Catchment ranger groups and are responsible for country in ASRAC’s southern most areas. They are currently based out of the Donydji ranger base.

Healthy Country Plan

We know that the land needs its people to care for it and to keep it healthy. In the same way we know that caring for the country keeps us healthy – physically, spiritually and mentally.