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The Kurungal Communities include Wangkatjungka, Ngumpan and Kupartiya and they are located about 100km east of Fitzroy Crossing and about 200km from Halls Creek in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.

Wangkatjungka is the largest of the three communities and it is located approximately 20km from the Great Northern Highway along a well maintained dirt road. There are approximately 180 permanent residents and the people are Wolmatjarri, Wangkatjungka or Gooniyandi. They retain strong links to their desert culture.

Wangkatjungka is a dry community under section 175 of the Liquor Control Act (1988).

Most community based services and agencies are based in Wangkatjungka. It is also the base for the majority of activities for the Kurungal Council. There is a store, Centrelink agent, health clinic, Home and Community Care, play group, school, administration office including community hall and kitchen, football ground and basketball court.

Programs include: RJCP, sports and recreation, and Best Start (play group). Industry includes building repairs and maintenance, concrete batching plant, Towing truck, Concrete truck, 4WD hire, mini excavator, Large excavator, Loader and tip truck, grader and Bobcat.

In 2009 and 2010, Wangkatjungka hosted the "no grog, no drugs" concert and in 2011 hosted an inter-community football and basketball carnival which was also drug and alcohol free. The annual sports carnival attracts a lot of people from all over the Kimberley and Northern Territory.

This year we had over 400 people attend with “Desert Feet Production” supporting our bands and talent of the communities. 

There are many new houses and there is currently a construction program in the community about to start to construct 8 more new homes.   There is visitor accommodation (3 bedroom home) available at a reasonable price for anyone that maybe visiting the community.

The landscape is hot and dry in summer, however there are nearby gorges, waterholes and caves where tourists, locals and school children enjoy excursions and family camping trips.

  • Children and Schooling

  • Job, Land and Economic

  • Culture and Capability

  • Safety and Wellbeing

  • Community Services


Kurungal Council Inc​
T: +61 8 9191 4627
F: +61 8 9191 7722


On behalf of Wangkatjungka, Ngumpan and Kupartiya communities, Kurungal Council wishes to thank the sponsors and everyone for their help and support provided at this year's sports carnival.

The sports carnival was well attended with numbers exceeding last year's event and the planned games and competitions provided great entertainment for everyone involved.

Your sponsorship and support contributed to the event's success and we hope to work with you again in the future.


Viane Watson. CEO

Japanese Trucks Australia, Broome Toyota, Police - Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberley Regional Service Provider, Crossing Automotive, Mac's Mechanical, Wangki Radio - Fitzroy Crossing, Alliance Business Specialist, Fitzroy Hardware, GJ Johnson & CO Electrical, Tradelink - Broome, Total Workwear - Broome, Wangkatjungka Store, Tarunda IGA - Fitzroy Crossing, FX Comms & AV - Fitzroy Crossing, Local Drug Action Group, Nindlingarri Cultural Health Services, Mara Worra Worra, Men's Health/Population Health

Community Events

October upcoming events

01-05            Kurungal Music and Sports Carnival, Wangkatjungka Community

13-               Health Wellbeing & Family Safety workshop, Wangkatjungka training centre

13-14           Centrelink visiting Wangkatjungka, KCI office

21-              WDLAC meeting, Wangkatjungka hall. 10:00am

21-              Dept. of Child Protection & Family Support, Parent workshop, Training Centre. 10:00am

21-              Movie nite "That Sugar Film", Wangkatjungka hall. 6:00pm - 7:30pm

22 & 23       Central Desert AGM, Wangkatjungka hall. 9:00am - 3:00pm

23, 24 & 25 Family Group Camp, St George Rangers

26-             Family Group Leaders meeting. WKJ training centre. 9:00am

29-             Remote Licencing visit, Wangkatjungka training centre

30, 31 & 1   Family Group Camp, St George Rangers

 November upcoming events

25-             Kurungal Council Inc. AGM, WKJ hall. 9:30am sharp.