The community of Aurukun is located on the north-west coast of the Cape York Peninsula, 178km by road south of the mining town of Weipa and 811km north from Cairns.

Aurukun is one of the larger communities in the Cape with a population of 1,269 (2016 census) including 1,147 identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Most residents are Traditional owners of the shire and surrounding lands.

To find out about Aurukun’s history, people, facilities, events and more visit the Aurukun Shire Council.