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Pormpuraaw is on the west coast of Cape York about 500 kilometers from the tip of Australia, just south of the Edward River. It is the home of the Thaayore, Wik, Bakanh and Yir Yoront People.  Pormpuraaw is a beautiful community that is well known for it's coastal location, magnificent sunsets and abundant fishing experiences.

Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council will continue to ensure that the community has a happy, healthy and safe future and is able to lead their cultural and traditional ways. 


Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council supports the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) engagement with a Queensland Volunteer Working Group , aligned with ANTAR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) and Reconciliation Queensland (a Peak Indigenous Body in QLD) in the development of a website that provides factual details about the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia's first people.

The group aims to try to elevate the discussion in Queensland and throughout Australia about the forthcoming constitutional referendum for the recognition of first people's in the Australian Constitution by communication with grass roots people of all cultures.  The website offers a resource that enables people to browse information both for and against the referendum, showcasing various view points.

For more information on the constitutional recognition of Australia's first people, please visit:

Opportunity to Participate: Referendum Council National Digital Consultations

Get the full picture - How to best recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution is a topic for all Australians. Here’s where you can have your say, and be heard:

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Tel. (07) 4060 4600

24 Thrinraathin St

Pormuraaw QLD 4892




Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm


Payments Window 9:00am - 12:00pm

 1:00pm - 3:00pm 




Thanks for submitting to Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council. We value your feedback!

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