East Arnhem Regional Council delivers a range of family well-being, child care and nutrition programs across our communities. We aim to develop and maintain services that are accessible, meet the needs of our communities, and support the well-being of families and children.

Child care

Our child care programs aim to provide quality, flexible early education and care that meet the needs of families and the local community. Our educational programs support children’s growth and development and are culturally appropriate and staffed mainly by local Indigenous staff.

We currently operate 4 child care services funded under the Australian Government Child Care Services Support Program through the Budget Based Funded Program.

Our child care services generally operate for 48 weeks per year, and are closed on Public Holidays.

Galiwin’ku Child Care Centre
Monday–Thursday: 8am–4.30pm
Friday: 8am–2pm
Phone: 08 8970 5079
Email: galiwinku.childcare@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au

Gapuwiyak Creche
Monday–Thursday: 8am–2pm
Friday: 8am–12pm
Phone: 08 8987 9120
Email: gap.jetcreche@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au

Umbakumba Creche
Monday–Thursday: 8am–2pm
Friday: 8am–12pm
Phone: 08 8987 6593
Email: umbakumba.creche@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au

Yirrkala Child Care Centre
Monday–Thursday: 8am–4.30pm
Friday: 8am–2pm
Phone: 08 8987 8000

All of our services provide nutritious meals and snacks and have a care and education program based on the interests and strengths of each child. Permanent, part-time and casual bookings are available and a waiting list applies when the service is full.

Nutrition & Well Being Programs

In partnership with Anglicare through the Communities for Children initiatives (C4C), East Arnhem Regional Council delivers Nutrition and Well Being programs in several East Arnhem communities.

The aim of the Nutrition & Well Being Programs is to encourage healthy eating habits through family awareness and ongoing healthy food culture. The activities within this project assist parents to support their child's health and well being, by participating in activities with their children. These programs also provide links to health and other support services. These programs range from family skills support to nutrition programs run in cooperation with health and other services.


Library & Knowledge Centres celebrate historical and contemporary indigenous and western culture and heritage. East Arnhem Regional Council delivers library and information services that aim to promote and facilitate the preservation of and access to the local indigenous heritage.

Spread across the region, our services range from fully operational Libraries that employ Community Library Officers, to outreach services which integrate the sharing of knowledge and culture into Children & Family based programs.
Employing 9 Community Library Officers across East Arnhem, our libraries work with other services to provide public access computers, Knowledge Centres databases, access to eBooks and other modern technology.

Free access to internet is available for community members at EARC community libraries funded by the Remote Indigenous Public Internet Access (RIPIA) program.

Community Library Officers also work to deliver a range a small projects, working with community to teach and highlight the importance of literary and knowledge at early stages.

East Arnhem Regional Council has 5 operational community libraries at Angurugu, Umbakumba, Ramingining, Milingimbi and Galiwin'ku.