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East Arnhem Regional Council operates a Community Patrol and Sobering Up Shelter for the welfare of the people in the nine East Arnhem Land communities. The services are delivered in response to the need for culturally appropriate assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to minimise risk of harm.
The services assist communities to take responsibility in preventing anti-social, harmful, destructive and illegal behaviour by offering patrolling and safe transport. The activities undertaken by the Community Patrol teams include:
The council also run the Sobering up Shelter in Nhulunbuy, which assists the patrol teams by helping clients who are intoxicated and a potential threat to the community and/or themselves.
Abstract adapted from East Arnhem Regional Council
East Arnhem Regional Council
Cnr of Chesterfield Circuit and Franklin Street
Nhulunbuy NT 0880
PO Box 1060
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Ph: (08) 8986 8986
Fax: (08) 8986 8999