Radio Programs

ARDS has been broadcasting programs on Yolŋu Radio for ten years. During this time we have developed an extraordinary database of community information and education programs. Many of these programs are available to play online via our SoundCloud account (with more being uploaded all the time). The programs are either in Yolŋu (Yolngu) languages, plain English or both.

Radio Programs

Our radio programs

Shown here are our community information radio programs on a range of topics. For information on our regular shows, including traditional songs and stories, visit the main Yolŋu Radio page or the Strong Traditions page.


Health topics

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition
  • Kidney Disease
  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart Attack
  • Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart 
  • Sexual Health
  • Smoking
  • DiseaseDepression and suicide prevention
  • Dental health
  • Palliative and Respite Care

Infectious diseases

  • Overview of infectious disease
  • Ear health
  • Tuberculosis
  • Scabies
  • Strongyloides
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis
  • STIs

Alcohol and other Drugs

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Petrol Sniffing
  • Glue Sniffing
  • Kava

Yolŋu Radio is different. You can turn on a button and hear that meaningful story in language. ARDS are helping to close the gap.

Emerging elder, Barrkira

Legal topics

  • Prison Systems
  • Identification and citizenship
  • Family Law
  • Traditional Marriage and NT Law
  • Traditional and mainstream law
  • Interpreters and the law
  • East Arnhem General Restricted Area
  • East Arnhem Liquor Permit System

Legal terminology

Assault, bail and remand, custodial sentence, guilty and not guilty, legal and illegal, record of interview, suspended sentence

Land title

  • Leases in remote communities
  • Township leasing
  • Native Title Leases
  • History of Land Rights Act
  • Who owns the land

Economic topics

  • Economic Literacy
  • Banking
  • Money
  • Mobile phones and billing
  • Centrelink
  • Scams
  • Taxation
  • Gross National Income and Gross National Happiness

Yolngu Radio can help us get important messages out across the Yolngu lands so that people can understand what is really going on here.

Listener and community advocate, Milingimbi

Family topics

  • Family Violence
  • Strong families and communities
  • Traditional family values

Other topics

  • Bilingual education
  • Climate Change and the environment
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