Coomalie Creek, Northern Territory

Coomalie Creek is a locality in the Northern Territory of Australia located about 72 kilometres (45 mi) south-east of the territory capital of Darwin.[1][4]

Coomalie Creek
Northern Territory
Coomalie Creek
Coordinates13°00′03″S 131°10′39″E[1]
Population20 (2016 census)[2]
Established29 October 1997[3]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
Location72 km (45 mi) SE of Darwin City
LGA(s)Coomalie Shire[1]
Territory electorate(s)Daly[5]
Federal Division(s)Lingiari[6]
Mean max temp[7] Mean min temp[7] Annual rainfall[7]
33.7 °C
93 °F
21.2 °C
70 °F
1,564.4 mm
61.6 in
Suburbs around Coomalie Creek:
Darwin River Dam Darwin River Dam
Lake Bennett
Rum Jungle
Coomalie Creek Marrakai
Margaret River
Batchelor Batchelor
Tortilla Flats
Margaret River
Adjoining localities[8][9]

The locality consists of land bounded to the east by the Adelaide River and whose western boundary lies the immediate west of the Stuart Highway which passes through the locality in a north-south alignment. This locality is named after Coomalie Creek, which flows through the locality, and whose name is considered to be corruption of the aboriginal name, Gumili. Its boundaries and name were gazetted on 29 October 1997.[8][1][3]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Coomalie Creek had 20 people living within its boundaries.During July 2019 the population rose to 22 when John & Paula's car broke down and they had to live there in a caravan for an extended period. [2]

Coomalie Creek is located within the federal division of Lingiari, the territory electoral division of Daly and within the local government area of the Coomalie Shire.[6][5][9]


  1. "Place Names Register Extract for Coomalie Creek". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coomalie Creek (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  3. Palmer, M.J. (29 October 1997). "Place Names Act, NAMING OF PUBLIC PLACE" (PDF). Northern Territory Government Gazette. Northern Territory Government. pp. 5–6. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  4. "Coomalie Creek Postcode". Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. "Division of Daly". Northern Territory Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. "Federal electoral division of Lingiari". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  7. "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics BATCHELOR AIRPORT (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  8. "Coomalie Creek". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  9. "Coomalie Community Council Localities (map)" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. 29 October 1997. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
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