ABOUT PALM ISLAND

Palm Island, also known as Great Palm Island, or by the Aboriginal name Bwgcolman, is a tropical island with a resident community of about 5,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The island is 50km East of Ingham and 65 kilometres north-west of Townsville, on the east coast of Queensland, Australia. It is the main island of the Greater Palm group, and consists of small bays, sandy beaches and steep forested mountains rising to a peak of 548 metres.

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council manages the Aboriginal Shire of Palm Island, a special local government area of Queensland, Australia, under a Deed of Grant in Trust granted to the community on 27 October 1986. Our vision is to promote a safe and healthy Shire that invests in our future growth whilst respecting and preserving the Aboriginal traditions of the Palm Islands.

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