Minjilang is the name of the Aboriginal town on Croker Island, situated just off the Cobourg Peninsula, approximately 250km north-east of Darwin.
Situated in the luminescent Arafura Sea, Croker Island is home to abundant wildlife and flora that inhabit the beaches, wetlands, swamps and native bushland.
Approximately 300 people live on Croker Island, of whom 150 are the only speakers of the Iwaidja language. Other major languages spoken are Mawng, Kunwinjku and English.
Due to all perishables & necessities having to be barged in, the cost of living is very high in Minjilang, with no tourism as such. Jobs are very minimal & social enterprise is what will help this community become independent & alter the financial struggle that exists.
West Arnhem Regional Council provides a range of local government services in Minjilang including road maintenance and repair, parks and gardens maintenance, sport and recreation services, access to Centrelink, community care programs and other services on behalf of government agencies.