The western boundary of the locality roughly follows Bungil Creek, while the Warrego Highway and Western railway line form part of the northern boundary. Bungeworgorai Creek flows through the locality from the northwest (Bungeworgorai) to the south-east becoming a tributary of Bungil Creek in neighbouring Tingun.
The land is predominantly developed for cattle grazing.
The locality takes its name from the parish, which is believed to be an Aboriginal word "boo-nga-gill" where "boo" means grass, "nga" means with and "gill" means water.
Bungil has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bungil (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Bungil - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 47415)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
- "Mount Abundance Homestead (entry 600371)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.