Wijilawarrim Community

Coordinates: 15.822976°0′S 128.471186°0′E / 15.823°S 128.471°E / -15.823; 128.471
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Western Australia
Wijilawarrim is located in Western Australia
Coordinates15.822976°0′S 128.471186°0′E / 15.823°S 128.471°E / -15.823; 128.471
Population21 (SAL 2021)[1]
Elevation47 m (154 ft)
Area4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location25 km (16 mi) west of Kununurra
LGA(s)Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
State electorate(s)Kimberley
Federal division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
35.0 °C
95 °F
21.6 °C
71 °F
790.7 mm
31.1 in

Wijilawarrim (also referred to as Molly Springs) is a small Aboriginal community, located proximate to Kununurra in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Native title[edit]

The Miriuwung Gajerrong people are signatories to the Ord Final Agreement, a broad package of measures which implements a platform for future partnerships between the Miriuwung Gajerrong people, WA State Government, industry and developers for the benefit of the wider community and the East Kimberley region.


At a broader governance level, Yawoorroong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corporation (MG Corp) acts in trust on behalf of all MG native title holders to ensure compliance with its obligations under the Ord Final Agreement including those relating to community living areas.

MG Corp was incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 in 2006 and its constitution was subsequently amended in 2008.

Town planning[edit]

Wijilawarrim 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 16 November 2010 and the Western Australian Planning Commission on 29 September 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Wijilawarrim (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Layout plans". Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2021.