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Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS)



The Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) is a charitable organisation that works to empower and build the capacity of the Yolngu people of north-eastern Arnhem Land, Darwin and other parts of the Northern Territory.

ARDS works to achieve these aims through:

Specific areas of focus for ARDS include health, economic, legal, social, and governance systems.

One major service provided by ARDS is Yolngu Radio which was established to meet the educational needs of the Yolngu people. Yolngu Radio airs an extensive range of programs focusing on issues such as dental health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, and chronic disease. The purpose of this community education service is to assist the Yolngu people to regain control over their own lives.

Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS)


Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS)
64 Winnellie Road
Winnellie NT 0820
Box 36921
Winnellie NT 0821
Ph: (08) 8984 4174
Yolŋu radio freecall number: 1800 899 769
Fax: (08) 8984 4192


Last updated: 10 August 2017
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