Milyakburra was established as an outstation in the late 1970s. and currently has a population of approximately 180 (2016 Census).
Located on the central-eastern section of Bickerton Island, on the Groote Archipelago, between Groote Eylandt and Blue Mud Bay.
Bickerton Island is privately owned Aboriginal land and the landowners are represented by the Anindiyakwa Land Council. Of the island’s total population, 88% are Aboriginal and all reside at Milyakburra.