Walter Shaw

Werte! Welcome to the Tangentyere Council Website

I trust this website will provide you with a wide range of information about Tangentyere Council. You will find descriptions of the programs and services we provide, our enterprises, our structure and governance, and jobs that are available with the Council.

A history of the town camps in Alice Springs and the formation of Tangentyere Council can be found under Historical Overview.

Please take the time to enjoy navigating our site and finding out about the many programs and services that Tangentyere provides in our effort to improve the living conditions and opportunities of Aboriginal people, particularly those living in town camps.

Tangentyere Council is proud of its achievements since its incorporation in 1979. We also recognise that there is still much to be done by us, by government and by all those who have a part to play in meeting the substantial challenges involved in addressing Aboriginal needs and disadvantage.

Walter Shaw
Chief Executive Officer

Tangentyere Services at a Glance

Social Services

Tangentyere’s Social Services Division provides social justice programs, aged care, an Arts Centre and a Research Hub ...

Housing And
Municipal Services

The Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC) is the successor to the Tangentyere Housing Department and has been operational since January 2011 ...

Family And Youth

The Family and Youth Services Division operates a range of programs designed to assist families, children and young people ...

Finance And Corporate

Finance provides accounting services to all of Tangentyere Council’s programs and services, a community banking and a financial counselling service. Corporate Services handles recruitment, performance management, occupational health & safety ...

Employment And
Training Services

Tangentyere CDEP recommenced on 1 July 2008. This Division also operates a nursery and a Land and Learning Program ...


The Council has four enterprises, Tangentyere Constructions, Tangentyere Design, Alice Springs Employment and Training Services (ASEATS) and Tangentyere Artists...


job opportunities

View Tangentyere Council’s available positions and apply online.

Discover the benefits of working for Tangentyere Council and living in Alice Springs.


related websites


Tangentyere Artists

Tangentyere Design