Burt Plain, Northern Territory

Burt Plain is a locality in the Northern Territory of Australia located about 1,249 kilometres (776 mi) south of the territory capital of Darwin.[1][3]

Burt Plain
Northern Territory
Burt Plain is located in Northern Territory
Burt Plain
Burt Plain
Coordinates23°23′21″S 133°28′26″E / 23.3893°S 133.474°E / -23.3893; 133.474Coordinates: 23°23′21″S 133°28′26″E / 23.3893°S 133.474°E / -23.3893; 133.474[1]
Population250 (2016 census)[2]
 • Density0.0256/km2 (0.0662/sq mi)
Established4 April 2007[1]
Postcode(s)0872 [3]
Area9,777 km2 (3,774.9 sq mi)[4]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
Location1,249 km (776 mi) S of Darwin City[3]
LGA(s)MacDonnell Region[1]
Territory electorate(s)Namatjira[5]
Federal division(s)Lingiari[6]
Mean max temp[7] Mean min temp[7] Annual rainfall[7]
28.9 °C
84 °F
13.3 °C
56 °F
282.8 mm
11.1 in
Suburbs around Burt Plain:
Anmatjere Anmatjere Anmatjere
Mount Zeil
Burt Plain Hart
Namatjira Namatjira
White Gums
FootnotesAdjoining localities[8][9]

The locality consists of the following land (from west to east, then north to south):[10][9]

  1. The Amburla and Yambah pastoral leases
  2. The Hamilton Downs and Bond Springs pastoral leases, and
  3. part of the West MacDonnell National Park at its eastern end.

The locality’s boundaries and name were gazetted on 4 April 2007. It is named after the natural feature of the same name which itself was named in 1871 after A.G. Burt, a member of the team building the Overland Telegraph Line.[1] As of 2020, it has an area of 9,777 square kilometres (3,775 sq mi).[4]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Burt Plain had 250 people living within its boundaries of which 215 (85%) identified as “Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.”[2]

Burt Plain is located within the federal division of Lingiari, the territory electoral division of Namatjira and the local government area of the MacDonnell Region.[6][5][8]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Place Names Register Extract for Burt Plain". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Burt Plain (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 April 2020.  
  3. ^ a b c "Burt Plain Postcode". postcode-finders.com.au. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Burt Plain". Australia’s Guide Pty Ltd. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Division of Namatjira". Northern Territory Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Lingiari". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Localities within McDonnell Shire (sic) (map)" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. 2 April 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Localities within the Alice Springs Sub-region (CP5075)". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. 29 November 2006. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Northern Territory Pastoral Districts". Northern Territory Government. 2015. Archived from the original on 28 February 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2020.