Marunbabidi


Population – Generally unpopulated

Distance/Location from Derby – Approximately 600 km Northeast

Approved Community Layout Plan – No

The Marunbabidi sits on a permanent water hole on the King Edward River.  In the late 1980s an Aboriginal reserve was granted over crown land for the establishment of a permanently occupied community. Before this, the area was a traditional camping area. Access becomes hard in the wet due to the closure of the Gibb River Road, however it is a large and busy community in the dry season. Some people do stay in this community through the wet.

Marunbabidi