Community Partners

Rise Kowanyama Arts and Culture Program

November 09, 2021

The Rise Kowanyama Arts and Culture program participants are currently in Cairns this week as the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) kicks off their virtual program. It’s the first time the Kowanyama participants are taking part in the in the exhibition. We are very proud of all the talented Kowanyama artists and are excited to see the online art fair from the 10th of November.

All RISE for Mango Harvesting

October 28, 2021

Over the last three years RISE has been invited to collect Mangoes from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade – Katherine Research Station.This year RISE along with Nyirrunggulung-RISE have been invited to assist with the mango distribution around our remote communities of Beswick, Barunga, Binjari, Kalano and Katherine regions. See all the photos from the day.

Kalano Indigenous Careers Expo

June 29, 2021

On Friday the 18th of June, RISE was invited to attend the Indigenous Careers Expo held at the Kalano Sports Precinct at Kalano Community Association.

Vacancy Drive success – more jobs to fill

June 24, 2021

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

June 21, 2021

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

June 17, 2021

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

Kybrook Community COVID Vaccine

May 27, 2021

The Pine Creek clinic manager Damien and Aboriginal Health staff Chris Johnson came to the Rise CDP Activity in Kybrook to speak with Rise participants about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Bunnings brings smiles to Barunga Creche Kids’ faces!

May 03, 2021

With kind generation from Bunnings Palmerston, we were able to distribute show bags to the remote communities that we work in within Region 33. The dinosaurs and frisbees were particularly popular with the children. Huge thanks to the Bunnings team from all of us. #Bunnings #NyirrunggulungRise

Better social and economic outcomes planned for Australia’s remote communities

October 18, 2018

A recent conference hosted by Rise Ventures was held to empower local communities by bringing Mayors and CEOs of regional and remote councils together with key decision makers and drivers of Indigenous policy, including the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The aim of the conference was to directly…

Finding jobs in aged care

August 30, 2018

Indigenous job seekers are finding jobs in Katherine aged care homes. RISE Ventures and Australian Regional and Remote Community Services are building relationships in Katherine with the aim of supporting Indigenous job seekers into meaningful, sustainable employment in aged care facilities. Integrated Services Manager for ARRCS, Elizabeth O’Connor, said the partnership between the two organisations…