Covid-19 - Vaccination Payments

Date of notice or action: 
Friday, 27 August, 2021
Notice text: 

The ALC Board held an important meeting to discuss the ways in which it could increase vaccination rates amongst traditional owners. The vaccination is considered the best defence in keeping the community safe from COVID-19, particularly with the highly contagious Delta variant spreading across Australia.

The Board resolved to offer $500 payments to all eligible traditional owners on the royalties list who have been fully vaccinated (two doses), or who go and get fully vaccinated (two doses).

Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should contact the ALC Community Support office [Angurugu 08 8987 6408, Umbakumba 08 8987 6421, Milyakburra 08 8987 7118] to book in their vaccination.

See the ALC web page for details.




Vaccinations 2nd Roll Out - Starts Monday 19th July

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 14 July, 2021
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The 2nd Vaccination roll out in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra will take place next week 19-22 July.

Those that received vaccinations in the first round are now due for their second vaccinations, and must receive these this round to fall within the window of opportunity.

Community who have not yet been vaccinated are encouraged to come along to receive their first vaccinations this round. There will be a third roll out in a further 3 weeks – dates yet to be confirmed.

Vaccinations will take place:

  • Angurugu Clinic - Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st
  • Umbakumba Clinic – Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th
  • Bickerton Clinic – Thursday 22nd

Buses will run in both Angurugu and Umbakumba.

The CSP will provide Hot Dogs and Goody Bags to those vaccinated!

For full details, see the attachment.


Racheal Kleinschmidt, ALC CSP Manager

Community Vaccinations Update: Thursday vaccinations will be at Angurugu

Date of notice or action: 
Wednesday, 30 June, 2021
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Community Vaccinations Update

[30-6-2021 6:15pm]

Please be advised due to South 32 Covid precautionary measures, the 100 vaccinations provided by South 32 for community will now be distributed at the Angurugu Clinic. There will still be buses running in both Umbakumba and Angurugu, transporting people to and from the Angurugu Clinic.

The 24 seater bus for Umbakumba will depart Alyangula at 8am, arriving in Umbakumba at approximately 9am and will lap community until full, before returning to Angurugu. The bus service in Angurugu will kick off at approximately 9.30am. The clinic will initiate vaccinations at 9.30am.

A BBQ will operate for those vaccinated!

Thank you to all those who have assisted in making these last minute changes happen.

We look forward to seeing plenty of TO’s faces tomorrow!

Feel free to call me should you require any further information.

Kind Regards

Racheal Kleinschmidt

Manager Community Support Program, Anindilyakwa Land Council

Ph 0436 691 177


Racheal Kleinschmidt, ALC CSP Manager

Community Vaccinations available this Thursday & Friday

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 29 June, 2021
Notice text: 

Subject: Community Vaccinations

It is with much gratitude we announce South 32 has made available 100 Covid Vaccinations for community residents. The vaccinations will be available this Thursday and Friday at the GEMCO Vaccination facility at the Alyangula ASEC Hall.

ALC will be operating return bus services for both Angurugu and Umbakumba communities and the Sealink bus service will operate a free service on these days also.

The Clinic will have doctors and nurses, familiar to community working alongside the GEMCO staff.

A BBQ will be available at the ASEC Hall for those receiving their vaccinations.

Whilst a bus service will be operating, due to the limited number of vaccinations, I encourage you to prioritise those of your community staff/board members and elders within your circles to bring them in early Thursday to ensure they receive their vaccination.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Thank you to all those involved, who are making this possible.

Kind Regards

[Racheal Kleinschmidt]


Racheal Kleinschmidt, ALC CSP Manager

COVID 19 and Travel off Eylandt

Date of notice or action: 
Tuesday, 29 June, 2021
Notice text: 

Dear ALC staff,

I would like to update all staff in response to the evolving COVID situation in the Northern Territory.

As you would be well aware, the Northern Territory Government is continuing to test and monitor potential exposure sites within the Greater Darwin Area, and we are by no means in the clear yet.

For all of the latest updates, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) (

In light of this, I would like to advise all ALC staff of the following:

  • Anyone wanting to leave Groote Eylandt now should reconsider, as you may not be able to return until directed it is safe to do so.
  • For anyone who is currently off Groote Eylandt, please do not return to the Eylandt until we advise you that it’s safe to do so.
  • Please be advised that inbound Darwin-Groote flights are now restricted to be accessed only by Essential Workers and checked by NT Police prior to departure from Darwin.
  • If staff are approached by Groote Traditional Owners currently in Darwin please advise them we are not currently able to assist them to return to Groote Eylandt until the Darwin lockdown ends (currently at 1pm Thursday 1st July). Please refer them to Larrakia Nation staff in Darwin for assistance programs that are available.
  • If you are receiving calls from stakeholders wanting advice on how to proceed with COVID restrictions, please refer them to the NTG website and instruct them to follow the advice on the NTG website.

While this may cause inconvenience for some, it is important that we all follow the health advice in order to keep our community safe.

If you have not already done so, I encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible, as this is our best defence against the virus! It is planned to offer an accelerated vaccination program for the rest of this week through the Alyangula GEMCO Vaccination Centre. Bus services will be available to pick up and return for community members with a barbeque meal provided at the Cen


Mark Hewitt, ALC CEO

Akirarrkajungwunama ngarna akina-langwa COVID-19 dakardarra - Prepare for your COVID-19 vaccine

Date of notice or action: 
Thursday, 17 June, 2021
Notice text: 

Poster about getting the vaccine, in Anindilyakwa. Translation by Judy Lalara.

Download the poster


Groote Eylandt Language Centre, NT Government

Groote vaccine rollout details - UPDATED


These posters show the revised rollout dates for Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra (as of 11th June) and are approved by the Clinic Manager:


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