Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire, an area of 11 sq km, is on the Bloomfield River, the extreme north of the Cairns Regional Council. It is 125 km north-west of Cairns.

Wujal Wujal is located on the site of the former Lutheran Bloomfield River Mission (1886). The mission was very remote and for a time was administered from Hopevale. In 1979 the Kuku Yalarni people began to resettle there and the name was changed to Wujal Wujal, meaning a place with plenty of water. The Bloomfield River falls, with a spectacular drop of 40 metres, are upstream of Wujal Wujal.

Residents of Wujal Wujal have retained both traditional and mission practices. Wujal Wujal has a health care centre and a road service station.

Wujal Wujal's census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation
2001259
2006326
2011270

At the 2011 census the median age of residents was 24, compared with 37 for Australia.