The community is located on Elcho Island, at the Southern end of the Wessel Island group.
Situated off the coast of North East Arnhem Land. It is 150km North West of Nhulunbuy.
Galiwin’ku has a population of 2,206 (2016 Census) and is the largest Aboriginal community in North East Arnhem Land, established in 1947 by the Methodist church. During the 1950s a fishing industry, large market garden and a logging and sawmilling industry flourished. Today, most of the Indigenous people in Galiwin’ku hold on to traditional ways of hunting, living, art and law.