PY Media is based in Umuwa.

Umuwa is a service centre for the APY Lands. Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) was formed in the late 1980s in order to bring the governance of the Lands to Umuwa from the Pitjantjatjara Council, which is based in Alice Springs.

Umuwa was built in 1991 to house the administration and services infrastructure. AP Services is a separately incorporated body which looks after roads, housing, and other essential services. Nganampa Health is a community controlled health service.