Situated 90 km north east of Peterborough, Yunta today sits on both the Barrier Highway to Broken Hill and the Indian-Pacific railway line at the point where the eastern access road to the north Flinders Ranges and Arkaroola leaves the highway. With a population of about 50, Yunta is a service centre for tourists and travellers and a meeting and supply focus for about 25 families living on the surrounding pastoral sheep runs.
Yunta is a progressive and cohesive community and has been successful in the SA Tidy Towns competition on a number of occasions. Its 20-student rural school is a focal point and it has a well-appointed Telecentre and information bay on former railway property.
The Progress Association generally meets every 3 months and they have limited fundraising activities other than the local Gymkhana and Race meetings that occur in April/ May.