Yalata is an Anangu community on the west coast of South Australia. It is home to about 300 people.

Yalata holds the title to its land under a 99-year lease from the Aboriginal Lands Trust.


Yalata: regular bus service to and from Ceduna

The need for Yalata community to have access to safe, reliable and affordable public transport is long-standing and well-documented. In March 2005, the Federal Government funded a six-month trial of a weekly bus service operating between Yalata and Ceduna... read on

Aboriginal Lands Trust: review of Act

In 1966, the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966 provided Aboriginal communities across South Australia with the secure title to significant parcels of lands. More than forty years later, this ground-breaking legislation is no longer able to support the social and economic aspirations of Umoona, Yalata and other Trust communities... read on

Yalata: access to Opal fuel

Since the mid 1970s, petrol sniffing has been a serious problem at Yalata. In early 2006, the State Government reported that it was working with the Australian Government on plans to sell Opal fuel at Yalata. More than six years later, Opal fuel was still not available in this community... read on

Yalata: new police station

On 21 August 2007, a fire destroyed the police station at Yalata. In replacing this facility, South Australia Police had the opportunity to address some long-standing infrastructure needs... read on

Yalata: safe housing for women and children escaping family violence

For many years, communities on the west coast of South Australia – including Yalata – called on governments to establish safe houses for Aboriginal women and children escaping family violence. In 2007, the State and Federal Governments agreed to establish two safe houses in Ceduna... read on

Yalata: a community-based response to petrol sniffing

Across Central Australia, the roll-out of OPAL – a non-sniffable unleaded fuel – has seen dramatic falls in the number of people sniffing petrol. On the APY Lands, the number of sniffers has declined from 222 in 2004 to 70 in November 2006... read on

Yalata: community centre and family violence programs

In 2005, the State and Commonwealth Governments promised to support Yalata community through the delivery of a strategic response to family violence. This joint commitment included funding for the construction of a multi-purpose community centre to which a swimming pool would be attached... read on

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