Doomadgee offers a good service point on the Savannah way west of Burketown (138 kilometres from the Northern Territory border). You can top up fuel and supplies at the supermarket and bakery. There is a police station, a hospital services, a commercial airstrip, a community guesthouse and a post office.
This community was originally established near Point Parker by the Brethren sect as a mission and later moved south to its present location close to the Nicholson River waterholes.
Doomadgee has an Alcohol Management Plan (AMP). AMPs aim to reduce alcohol-related violence.
AMPs vary from community to community. They include alcohol restrictions, home brew bans and dry place declarations which operate within a defined boundary, known as a ‘restricted area’. These strategies set the quantity and type of alcohol you may possess in the restricted area.
Penalties apply for possessing or attempting to bring illegal alcohol into a restricted area.
To find out more about AMPs for each community, visit the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs web site.