Welcome to the PIAC

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 people. The settlement is named variously Palm Island, the Mission, Palm Island Settlement or Palm Community.

The island is situated 65 kilometres north-west of Townsville, on the east coast of Queensland, Australia 800 kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn. 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.

Upcoming Events


    • Tue 11th : Community Engagement Day
    • Fri 14th : Good Friday Public Holiday
    • Sat 15th : Easter Saturday
    • Sun 16th : Easter Sunday
    • Mon 17th : Easter Monday
    • Wed 19th : Palm Island Land Trust Meeting