Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire, an area of 11 sq km, is on the Bloomfield River, the extreme north of the Cairns Regional Council. It is 125 km north-west of Cairns.
Wujal Wujal is located on the site of the former Lutheran Bloomfield River Mission (1886). The mission was very remote and for a time was administered from Hopevale. In 1979 the Kuku Yalarni people began to resettle there and the name was changed to Wujal Wujal, meaning a place with plenty of water. The Bloomfield River falls, with a spectacular drop of 40 metres, are upstream of Wujal Wujal.
Residents of Wujal Wujal have retained both traditional and mission practices: in the 2006 census 68.4% of the respondents recorded their religion as Lutheran and 60.4% stated that the main language spoken at home was Kuku Yalarni. The main employment sector was local government administration, 69.2% of total employment in 2006. Wujal Wujal has a health care centre and a road service station.
Wujal Wujal's census populations have been:
The median age was 28.