Several remote communities in the Northern Territory remain cut off by floodwaters as heavy rain eases in Central Australia.
Ex-tropical cyclone Ellie crossed back into the Northern Territory from WA last weekend, inundating areas to the south-west and close to Alice Springs.
The Aboriginal communities of Haasts Bluff, Mt Liebig and Ampilatwatja remain cut off by both road and air due to water on roads and airstrips, while about a dozen communities in the region are cut off by road.
Meanwhile communities in the Kimberley have been visited by the PM as the region begins it’s recovery from the impacts of Western Australia’s worst-ever floods.
Fitzroy Crossing was completely cut off by the floods and suffered major damage to homes and infrastructure.
WA Premier Mark McGowan warned flood-hit communities face a long recovery.