Yulara, Northern Territory

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Northern Territory
Yulara from helicopter (August 2004).jpg
Yulara from helicopter in August 2004
Yulara is located in Northern Territory
Coordinates 25°14′0″S 130°59′0″E / 25.23333°S 130.98333°E / -25.23333; 130.98333Coordinates: 25°14′0″S 130°59′0″E / 25.23333°S 130.98333°E / -25.23333; 130.98333
Population 887 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 8.584/km2 (22.23/sq mi)
Established 2006
Postcode(s) 0872
Elevation 492 m (1,614 ft)
Area 103.33 km2 (39.9 sq mi)
LGA(s) unincorporated area
Territory electorate(s) Namatjira
Federal Division(s) Lingiari
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
30.0 °C
86 °F
14.0 °C
57 °F
285.2 mm
11.2 in

Yulara is a town in the southern region of the Northern Territory, Australia. It is very isolated, being just outside the border of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. In the 2006 census, Yulara had a population of 1,606.[2] Most of the people who live at Yulara work in the tourist industry, emergency services or the national park.[3] The name comes from local Aboriginal words for "howling dingos".[4] Yulara is 18 km (11 mi) by road from Uluru (Ayers Rock) and 55 km from Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

Facilities in Yulara include a supermarket, post office, library, post office, bank, child care centre, health clinic and a hairdresser.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yulara (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Yulara (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "We may be a small town but we have a vast array of facilties for residents to enjoy!". Yulara Advisory Committee. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 26 October 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. Census Basic Community Profile and Snapshot