Who is DKA?

Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia (DKA) is a not-for-prof­it statu­to­ry cor­po­ra­tion of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, estab­lished in 2003 to encour­age learn­ing, socioe­co­nom­ic devel­op­ment, research, and envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Cen­tral Aus­tralia. DKA is com­mit­ted to devel­op­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to build a stronger and more con­nect­ed desert and remote Australia.

About DKA



DKA’s pur­pose:

  • Demon­strat­ing the val­ue of desert and remote Australia.
  • Con­nect­ing peo­ple, knowl­edge and opportunities.
  • Look­ing to the future.



DKA’s focus areas include:

  • Renew­able Energy
  • Desert Lead­er­ship
  • Dig­i­tal Innovation
  • Desert Research


View all DKA activities.

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Graphic novel group Stick Mob prepares for official launch in 2021

Dec 31, 2020

Stick Mob Studio is being mentored by DKA CEO Dan Tyson as they create and share important stories.

DKA Stories

DKA Welcomes Jamie Toyne

Dec 03, 2020

Alice Springs local Jamie Toyne joins the DKA team as Enterprise Development Manager, facilitating the new Enterprise Development program.

Codes 4 Life: Women Hosts First Workshop

Nov 25, 2020

25 women gathered at the Precinct to develop prevention practices against domestic, family and sexual violence.

In Pictures: Desert Knowledge Precinct Tour

Sep 07, 2020

desertSMART EcoFair in pictures: the Precinct takes part in Central Australia's premier science and sustainability event.