Kaye Thurlow

Kaye Thurlow

Councillor  & Alternate Director for East Arnhem Regional Council Nominees


Kaye is a Councillor at the East Arnhem Regional Council, representing the people of the Gurmurr Marthakal Ward. Kaye was elected to the inaugural Council in 2008, and has served as Deputy President and an active member on a number of Stakeholder and Council Committees.

Kaye’s community interests of over 40 years, lie in supporting cross-cultural links between the people of Elcho Island and the broader East Arnhem Region. Kaye provides on-going voluntary assistance to individuals and families at Galiwin’ku, covering financial and business matters, as well as assisting older Yolngu women with transport to hunting, especially those connected with Dharrwar Homelands.

Kaye’s other community and cultural interests involve encouraging sport and recreation activities in the communities and outlying homeland areas. 

Other Directorships:

  • Involvement with the local Christian community
  • Audit Committee Member
  • Finance Committee Member
  • LGANT Executive Committee Member
  • Galiwin’ku Community Advisory Board member and minute secretary
  • Galiwin’ku Local Reference Group
  • Galiwin’ku Housing Reference Group

Background: Kaye is a retired school Principal living at Galiwin’ku, on picturesque Elcho Island. Kaye has had extensive teaching experience across the NT, punctuated by a couple of short teaching stints interstate.