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

Vacancy Drive success – more jobs to fill

Rise Ventures Pormpuraaw hosted a barbeque so our community members could meet potential employers from Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council and Pormpuraaw Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation.


Training available as AACAP comes to Pormpuraaw

The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP) has commenced work in the Pormpuraaw region, starting with building an Independent Living Facility and Men’s Shed.

Troy Cassar-Daley Concert at Pormpuraaw

The Rise Ventures team was excited and happy to be a part of the Troy Cassar-Daley Concert at Pormpuraaw.

Construction White Card Training

13 RISE participants successfully completed White Card training with Anthony from Civil Safety on Tuesday 8/06/21. RISE also assisted 4 other community members who are not RISE participants to complete this training as there were some spaces left due to Sorry Business and some participants were unable to complete the training due to this.