Burringurrah

Burringurrah

Burringurrah is a remote Aboriginal community in the Shire of Upper Gascoyne, approximately 480 kms east of Carnarvon. The community is sited on a 45,000 hectare reserve excised from the Mt James pastoral lease and is located some 310 kms from the Meekatharra township and some 70 kms from the Mt Augustus monocline and tourist resort.

Roads servicing the community are unsealed and are prone to lengthy closures during periods of rainfall or cyclonic flooding. Burringurrah Community became an incorporated body in 1999 and presently houses a population ranging from 150 to 200 people.

Community facilities include a school, which provides for approximately 60 students ranging from pre-primary to high school level, a general store, a 25m swimming pool, a newly completed Telecentre/training facility, administration offices, a women’s centre, youth centre and a sports oval.

The community is serviced by a wide range of government departments and agencies that provide health and other services to the community.