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Bamaga is a small town about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland in an area commonly referred to as the Northern Peninsula Area or NPA.

The Northern Peninsula Area Region is a Local Government Area located in Far North Queensland, covering areas on the northwestern coast of Cape York Peninsula. It was created in March 2008 out of Bamaga and Seisia Island Councils, and the Injinoo, New Mapoon and Umagico Aboriginal Councils during a period of statewide local government reform.

There are just over 1000 people in Bamaga. 845 identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Bamaga receives its health services from Queensland Health’s Torres & Cape Hospital and Health Service through clinics and hospital services.


Way up north

Bamaga is only 40 km from the tip of Cape York