Amata Community is located at the western end of the Musgrave Ranges in South Australia, about 10 km south of the Northern Territory border. It lies approximately 380 km south west of Alice Springs.

Amata was established as a cattle outstation in the 1960s to take the pressure off the increasing growth of Pukatja (Ernabella). Nestled at the base of the Musgrave Ranges, the community is made up of approximately 300 Anangu who speak Pitjantjatjara as their first language and English as a second language.