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

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.

The Bull Has Arrived Pormpuraaw

Pormpuraaw community has welcomed the arrival of RISE Ventures mechanical bull. The idea for having a mechanical bull came from understanding the connection local people have had historically with the cattle industry and their love of country. By purchasing a mechanical bull we are able to provide an outlet for the community which fits with…

Job Seeker of the Week: Vincent William

Vincent is a young cultural leader in his community who is stepping up to do more. Through his participation in our hosted activity with Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation Men’s Group, Vincent was able to demonstrate his leadership skills and working ability. Due to this opportunity Vincent has now been offered paid work with Pormpur Paanthu…

‘Working It’ – Joint Employment Strategy – Pormpuraaw

24 May 2017 – RISE Ventures RISE Ventures and Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council (PASC) Jewel of the Cape’ have kicked off a new project creating four full time roles. PASC is embarking on a rejuvenation of the community starting with multipurpose accommodation. The Joint Employment Strategy (JES) between RISE and PASC, brokered by Leah Simmons,…