Kupungarri is situated at Mt Barnett which is on the Gibb River Road. The community is roughly 300km east of Derby and 76km east of Imintji. It takes about 3 and a half to four hours to drive from Derby depending on the road conditions and the number of other vehicles on the road. The community comprises of about 20 houses, a school and the clinic. The community population is mobile and varies in the numbers at any given time but a round figure is about 80-100.
The clinic is newly renovated building with an office and large consulting / treatment rooms: open Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursday from 0800 to 1630hrs with an hour lunch break. The only exceptions being Wednesdays when there is a doctor’s day at Imintji. Then the clinic days will change for Imintji instead of being Tuesday they travel to do a clinic. Then that Tuesday will be spent at Kupungarri clinic. Normally the nurse travels from Kupungarri to Imintji to hold a clinic twice a week.
Mt Barnett is a working cattle station owned by the Kupungarri community. The community activity participates in the management of both these business enterprises. The Mt Barnett roadhouse is owned by the community and s situated on the other side of the Gibb River Road from the community. The roadhouse provides a range of grocery lines and also has hot food available for purchase.
There is currently two part-time Registered Nurses based at Kupungarri community with a Doctor visiting once a month.
The two nurses rotate with one week on and one week off and also rotate the emergencies that they may need to attend within the vicinity of the community.