Located in the far western region of South Australia, the Maralinga Tjarutja land was handed back to the Maralinga people in January 1985. It was passed by both houses of Parliament in December 1984 and proclaimed in January 1985.
Maralinga people resettled on the land in 1995 and named the place Oak Valley Community. Bordering the Great Victoria Desert, Oak Valley boasts some beautiful scenery - brilliant red soil, native eucalypts and of course, the native Desert Oak which the township is named after.

Visitors require an access permit to travel thru the Maralinga Lands. Transit is generally restricted to the Anne Beadell Highway but if you require access to other roads a written letter addressed to the Maralinga Tjarutja Community Council is required and subject to approval.

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Permit Application

Conditions relating to Visitors

MT Map


Maralinga Tjarutja Administration office
43 McKenzie Street, Ceduna, SA, 5690
Tel: 08 8625 2946
Fax: 08 8625 3076
Stunning scenes from the Maralinga Tjarutja region

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Information and photos throughout this web site has been provided by the Maralinga Tjarutja & Oak Valley Community, Educational & health facilities and used with their permission. The website has been checked for accuracy by:- Maralinga Tjarutja staff and appropriate bodies.
The content of this web site is provided for general information purposes only. The information on the web site is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No responsibility is taken for any information or services, which may appear, on any linked web sites.

Site originally created by WebQuarters in 2004 as part of the Wangka Wilurrura Regional Council initiative.
Site maintained by Maralinga Tjarutja staff.

Last updated July, 2017