The town of Nhulunbuy, on the Gove Peninsula, is the largest centre in the region with a population in 2018 of 3,274. The prosperous hub of Nhulunbuy supports the broader region by providing affordable goods and services, boasts a stable population and offers a range of rental and long-term lease options for both commercial and residential property. FTTP digital connectivity is available to all premises in the township providing an average internet bandwidth speed of around 75mbps with an average access speed of up to 50Mbps. Residents and visitors are also able to access 4G mobile phone coverage throughout the town.
A vibrant community with a high standard of services, Nhulunbuy operates as a service and business hub for the region. Initially established in the 1960s to service a bauxite mine on the Gove Peninsula, Nhulunbuy has since grown to become the fourth largest town in the Northern Territory. Rio Tinto, through its subsidiary the Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited (Nhulunbuy Corporation), manages the township of Nhulunbuy, including providing town services and operating and maintaining town infrastructure and the Gove Airport.
Nhulunbuy is a self-sufficient town with all the services one would expect in a progressive regional hub. Nhulunbuy has a well-resourced district hospital, primary and secondary schools, childcare, shops and restaurants. Residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with access to a broad range of recreational activities and facilities. The township boasts a considerable number of attractive and well-equipped parks and playgrounds, as well as soccer, rugby and Australian football ovals, 9-hole golf course, boat and yachting club, Olympic-sized swimming pool, skate park, fishing clubs, shooters clubs, four gymnasiums, surf lifesaving club, tennis courts, squash courts, competition standard BMX track, speedway and much more.
Boasting a vast array of sporting, community and social clubs in and around Nhulunbuy alone, the East Arnhem region is known for its proactive community spirit and capacity to mobilise to support the future social viability of the region.
For more information on visiting Nhulunbuy, please visit eastarnhemland.com.au/places-to-go/nhulunbuy