The Tiwi Islands are located 80 km north of Darwin in the Arafura Sea. There are two large
islands, Bathurst Island and Melville Island (and nine smaller uninhabited islands) and three main communities. The largest community, Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu) is on Bathurst Is. Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and Milikapiti (Snake Bay) are on Melville Is. Tiwi College is strategically located at Pickatarmoor on Melville Is, mid-way between all three communities.
The Tiwi economy is based on arts, tourism, education, fishing, football, and government. The TITEB is one of the Islands’ main employers. Other key employers are councils, arts organisations, stores/clubs, schools and community services. In the near future, the new Tiwi Forestry plantations on Melville Island will create more jobs for Tiwi people.