The Borroloola Township consists of four main communities within the town being Yanyula Camp, Garawa Camp, Mara Camp and the Sub-division.

Fishing, camping and bush activities are prominent here. The King Ash Bay Boat and Fishing Club, 30km downstream attracts thousands of visitors each year for estuary fishing and reef fishing at the Sir Edward Pellew Group of islands. There is also an annual fishing competition, rodeo and camp draft. Borroloola has limited organised sporting activities, however does have the facilities with a large football and cricket ground.

The Borroloola Youth Development Unit also has a supply of sporting equipment available for use by members. There are tennis nights every week as well as basketball. There is a cricket competition run every year called the Barra Cup consisting of local Borroloola, Robinson River, Timber Creek, and Katherine cricket teams playing at Borroloola.

Fire and Emergency Response Group

A small Fire and Emergency Response Group (FERG) exists in Borroloola. The FERG is located in a small shed adjacent to the police station. FERG volunteers are trained in grass firefighting, road crash rescue, first aid, search and rescue and search boat operations. If required some further firefighting assistance can be obtained from the McArthur River mine site.


The Borroloola Community Education Centre (CEC) caters for children from preschool age through to high school, with a dedicated middle school. Borroloola also has a crèche called the Wunala Crèche.


The Borroloola Health Clinic is staffed with Registered Nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers. It has a medical practitioner attending weekly and is also equipped with an ambulance and nurses are on call 24 hours a day.


  • Caranbirini Conservation reserve
  • The Lost City
  • Baranyi National Park
  • Borroloola Regional Museum
  • Pioneer graves
  • Nathan River Station