Towns in Australia

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Jabiru NT


Postcode: 0886

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is the site of the Ranger Uranium Mine, and is completely surrounded by Kakadu National Park. At the 2001 census, Jabiru had a population of 1,521.

Apart from the Ranger Mine, Jabiru’s most notable industries are tourism (it is the commercial and accommodation hub of Kakadu National Park), and Aboriginal arts and culture.

Jabiru features a small village centre that includes a video souvenir shop, a supermarket, bank, fishing shop, cafe, takeaway food outlet and bakery as well as government and emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance).

During the Wet season (October to April), Jabiru experiences heavy rain that often results in wide spread flooding along the Arnhem Highway. However recent up-grades to the highway guarantees safe passage throughout the year.

Jabiru town is administered by the Jabiru Town Council, whose council chambers are located close to the village centre.

Recreational facilities include the Jabiru town lake (picnic areas and barbecues), freshwater fishing for Barramundi (a local specialty), the Yellow Waters cruise, day-trips to Ubirr Rock, Twin Falls and other natural features of Kakadu National Park, as well as a Sports & Recreation Club and 9-hole Golf Course.