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Ilkurlka WA


Postcode: 6431

Ilkurlka is the name of a small community and roadhouse on the Anne Beadell Highway in Western Australia.

Located 165 km west of the South Australia border, it is the only fuel and supplies depot on the 1340 km long desert track between Laverton and Coober Pedy.

Opened in 2003 the roadhouse is managed by Western Australia’s Department of Indigenous Affairs. Located at the intersection of Madura Loongana Track (Aboriginal Business Road) and the Anne Beadell Highway, it mainly caters to local Aboriginal communities.

Ilkurlka Roadhouse was built, is owned and is operated by the Spinifex People who hold Native Title over the Spinifex Native Title Determination area. Ilkurlka is located in the centre of these lands. Ilkurlka is named after a major rockhole nearby.

It is 600 km east of Laverton and 750 km west of Coober Pedy, and may be the most isolated roadhouse in Australia.