Pia Wadjari Community

Coordinates: 27.121°0′S 116.394°0′E / 27.121°S 116.394°E / -27.121; 116.394
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Pia Wadjari
Western Australia
Pia Wadjari is located in Western Australia
Pia Wadjari
Pia Wadjari
Coordinates27.121°0′S 116.394°0′E / 27.121°S 116.394°E / -27.121; 116.394
  • 320 km (199 mi) NE of Geraldton
  • 200 km (124 mi) WSW of Cue
LGA(s)Shire of Murchison
State electorate(s)North West
Federal division(s)Durack

Pia Wadjari is a medium-sized Aboriginal community, located in the Mid-West region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Murchison.[1][2]

Native title[edit]

The community is located within the registered Wajarri Yamatji (WAD6033/98) native title claim area.


Children of school age at Pia Wadjari attend the Pia Wadjarri Remote Community School. The school caters for students in years K–12 and has an enrolment of up to 20 students.


The community is managed through its incorporated body, Pia Wadjari Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976 on 11 September 1986.

Town planning[edit]

Pia Wadjari 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 2 September 2002 and the Western Australian Planning Commission on 1 July 2003.[3]


  1. ^ "Australian Web Archive". Archived from the original on 19 November 2006.
  2. ^ Pia Wadjari women doing it for themselves, 2002, retrieved 23 February 2015
  3. ^ The Layout Plan map-set https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/information-and-services/state-planning/aboriginal-communities/aboriginal-community-maps/layout-plans

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