Pormpuraaw is on the west coast of Cape York, about 500 kilometres from the tip of Australia and approximately 700 kilometres north of Cairns, just south of the Edward River. It is home to Thaayore, Wik, Bakanh and Yir Yoront People.  Pormpuraaw is a beautiful community that is well known for its coastal location, magnificent sunsets and fishing experiences. Pormpuraaw also has an art and culture centre that the local community is very proud of.  This is an artistic hub in the community with it being a meeting place for much of the community including many of the Elders.

Pormpuraaw Proud is an activity based around community beautification that has completed projects such as landscaping and cemetery maintenance in the community. Upcoming projects for the wet season will be landscaping of the brand new CDP office. This activity also works in with Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council’s parks and gardens crew and assists to complete projects including recent Bull Ride and cultural festival set up for which Rise was a major sponsor.

Tourism and partnerships opportunities are expanding with the art and culture Centre and Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council.  

Our community connections include: Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council; Qld Health RFDS; Pormpuraaw Police; Pormpuraaw Art and Culture Centre; Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation; Pormpuraaw United Brothers Sports Club; Pormpuraaw State School; Apunipima; Edward River Crocodile Farm; Pormpuraaw Kiosk

Pormpuraaw Posts

Community Pride Newsletter

Success Stories – Community Pride

Read our latest aspirant success stories, with a spotlight on Community Pride.                  Working in community means being part of the community. An important part of our work is what we call Community Pride. This encompasses community events, clean-ups and grounds keeping, art and cultural programs, and wellbeing…

In-Work Support

Success Stories – In-Work Support for Newly Employed Aspirants

               The RISE Ventures teams in Katherine, Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw have been implementing the Trialling Pathways to Real Jobs (TPRJ) program in their communities. An important part of our service to aspirants is In-Work Support which includes helping them settle in, regular check-ins, providing equipment they may need and…

Success Stories – Trialling Pathways To Real Jobs

  Trialling Pathways to Real Jobs (TPRJ) is a Community Development Program (CDP) initiative driven by the National Indigenous Australians Agency to provide real jobs, proper wages and decent conditions to First Nations people across Australia. TPRJ gives providers the opportunity to trial new approaches to securing jobs, receiving training, increasing engagement and supporting the…

Pormpuraaw Youth Summit & Careers Expo 2022

RISE was instrumental organising and preparing for the Pormpuraaw Youth Summit & Careers Expo 2022. See all the photos from the day.