NPY Lands

Overview

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands are located in central Australia’s cross-border region of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. NPY Lands are home to 6,000 Indigenous people (Anangu and Yarnangu) from 26 desert communities and homelands, spread over 350,000 square kilometres.

In 1980 Aboriginal women from NPY Lands created NPY Women’s Council, an organisation designed to give a voice to Indigenous women in this region. NPY Women’s Council is now a major provider of health and other services and maintains a strong voice for its members on issues such as substance abuse, domestic and family violence, child protection, policy, and the needs and aspirations of young people.