The day-to-day management of the Milikapiti community is the responsibility of the Tiwi Islands Regional Council.
Milikapiti was founded in the 1941 as the Snake Bay government aboriginal settlement.
In 1942, aborigines from Snake Bay captured Australia's first Japanese prisoner of war, Sergeant Hajime Toyoshima, who crash-landed on Melville Island after his plane was damaged while bombing Darwin.
In Popular Culture
The artist Cameron Hayes depicts his perspective on historical events involving Milikapiti in the 20th century, and more recently, in the exhibition entitled "Cameron Hayes, The Incomplete History Of Milikapiti" in Melbourne, Australia, 2012. 
Community Services and Facilities
Notes and references
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Milikapiti (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
- 1944 Cowra POW bugle, NSW Migration Heritage Exhibition.
- Alcaston Gallery (2012), "Cameron Hayes, The Incomplete History Of Milikapiti", (exhibition catalog, PDF format)