Bayulu Community

Coordinates: 18°17′38″S 125°36′00″E / 18.294°S 125.600°E / -18.294; 125.600
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Western Australia
Bayulu is located in Western Australia
Coordinates18°17′38″S 125°36′00″E / 18.294°S 125.600°E / -18.294; 125.600
Population320 (2011 census)[1]
Elevation114 m (374 ft)
Location10 km (6 mi) south of Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia
LGA(s)Shire of Derby-West Kimberley
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
35.6 °C
96 °F
19.1 °C
66 °F
541.2 mm
21.3 in

Bayulu is a large Aboriginal community located 10 km south of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Derby–West Kimberley. At the 2011 census, Bayulu had a population of 320.[1]


Bayulu was originally established as part of Gogo Station but was relocated to its current position in 1987.

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the registered Gooniyandi Combined 2 (Federal Court file nos. WAD6008/2000) native title claim area.


Children of school age at Bayulu attend Bayulu Community School. The school is located on Gogo Station. It caters for 125 children from K-7, all of whom are Aboriginal. Their first language is Kriol with some Gooniyandi and Walmajarri being spoken. Australian English is the children's second language.


The community is managed through its incorporated body, Bayulu Community Incorporated, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 5 November 1975.

Town planning[edit]

Bayulu Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements. Layout Plan No.1 was endorsed by the community on 30 March 2011 and the Western Australian Planning Commission on 14 May 2002.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bayulu (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 July 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Layout plans". Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2021.

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