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APY Lands

Supporting Elders across South Australia with their aged care needs.

Helping the remote communities of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands

to live independently at home, maintain quality of life and enjoy social and cultural activities. Working with Elders and community about their needs, ACS provides services and supports through our locally staffed community centres in Indulkana, Mimili, Fregon, Amata and Pipalyatjara, as well as our residential aged care facility in Pukatja.

key facts / information
  • Also known as Iwantja
  • Approximate population of 250
  • Eastern-most community of the APY Lands at approximately 8kms from the Stuart Highway
key facts / information
  • Approximate population of 240
  • 60kms west of Indulkana
  • Our Mimili Centre is 100% Anangu-staffed
key facts / information
  • Established in 1934
  • Also known as Kaltiji
  • Approximate population of 220
  • 77kms north-west of Mimili
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  • Approximate population of 450
  • 125kms north-west of Fregon
  • Approximately 14kms south of the Northern Territory border
  • Located in the western end of the Musgrave Ranges

Pipalyatjara Family Centre

Available services

Our Pipalyatjara Centre also provides support services to the community of Kalka.

key facts / information
  • Approximate population of 189
  • 207kms west of Amata
  • 12kms from the community of Kalka, which has an approximate population of 90
  • Pipalyatjara and Kalka are the western-most communities of the APY Lands and are close to where the Western Australian, Northern Territory and South Australian borders meet

Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura - Pukatja

Available services

Opened in 2000 by the then Federal Minister for Aged Care the Honourable Bronwyn Bishop MP,  the Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura is a 14-bed Residential Aged Care Facility. 

key facts / information
  • Formerly known as Ernabella
  • Approximate population of 410
  • 65kms north of Fregon

Elders at the TPN – Pukatja, can access high-level residential aged care services while remaining on land and in community.


Available in all locations

Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC)

Our Flexible Aged Care Program is designed to provide relatively small amounts of a single or few services to support Elders in maintaining independent community living and wellbeing.

Linen Services

Elders are able to utilise our laundry service for blankets and bedding. Laundry will be collected from the Elders’ residence and returned to them upon completion.


Our centres are open for breakfast and lunch. Elders can also have their lunch delivered to their home.

Personal care

Assistance with daily self-care tasks to maintain personal hygiene and grooming.

Social Support

Assisting Elders to remain social through one-on-one and group social activities.


Support for Elders to attend appointments and community activities.

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Adelaide Metropolitan

Helping Elders live independently at home, maintain quality of life and to enjoy community and cultural activities across Adelaide.

Regional South Australia

We support Elders across the state with their aged care supports and services through Home Care Packages.

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If you are looking for assistance call us on 08 8346 9155 or enquire online.

What we offer

Find out more about our services by visiting our Support Services page.