Wujal Wujal is an Aboriginal community located on the Bloomfield River in Cape York, North Queensland. The traditional owners are the Eastern Kuku Yalanji. It was previously known as the Bloomfield River Mission, which was established by Lutheran missionaries in 1886. In 1979 it was re-named Wujal Wujal, after the sacred waterfalls nearby, and the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Council was formed to manage the community. This became the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council (WWASC) in 2004.

Like other remote First Nations communities, Wujal Wujal has typically low household incomes and overcrowding in many households. Wujal Wujal faces a range of barriers to digital inclusion and affordable and reliable use of media and online services.

This report is intended to assist WWASC and community agencies to better understand the key barriers to digital inclusion in Wujal Wujal. It is designed to provide a basis for a local digital inclusion plan. This report along with a digital inclusion plan will assist in identifying infrastructure and program needs, to enable a targeted approach for advocacy with government and industry stakeholders.

This report is also part our commitment to Indigenous data sovereignty, to ensure data collected and research findings from this project are available to the participating communities to use for their own analysis, planning and advocacy. The report will be updated following research visits in 2023 and 2024.

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