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Name Yulara
Type Designation Locality
Place Id 22281
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 April 2007
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -25° 12' S (Decimal degrees -25.2069)
Longitude: 130° 58' E (Decimal degrees 130.97)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Yulara - Ayers Rock Resort
History/Origin The locality of Yulara takes its name from the Town which in turn derives its name from the Aboriginal word for 'howling dingo' and the associated "Dingo Dreaming".

Following the Northern Territory Administration decision to establish a new town near Ayers Rock in 1975 to service the tourist industry associated with Ayers Rock and The Olgas, the Place Names Committee in consultation with the Ayers Rock Advisory Committee and local Aboriginals recommended the new town site be called Yulara.

The NT Government transferred the majority of the land, roads and buildings within the Town boundary to Ayers Rock Resort Nominees Pty Ltd in August 1992.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
03/04/2007 Date of Registration
04/04/2007 NTG 14 Notice of Naming
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