North Queensland

Palm Island



  • -18.6894° S
  • 146.5392° E

Palm Island is an Aboriginal community located on Great Palm Island, also called by the Aboriginal name "Bwgcolman", an island on the Great Barrier Reef in North Queensland, Australia.

With its crystal-clear waters, great visibility, clear sandy bottom and natural coral reef, Palm Island is a nature lover's paradise.

The Museum of Underwater Art aims to make the most of the natural beauty of the Island through an installation which connects the cultural story of Palm Island to the land and sea.

Extensive consultation and engagement around the concept designs is ongoing with the Palm Island community and Traditional Owners.

It is expected the Palm Island sculptures will be installed by June 2021, made possible through a Federal Government $1.5 million Building Better Regions grant


Beautiful Bays to Forested Mountains

Palm Island is situated 65 kilometres North-West of Townsville on the east coast of Queensland. It is the largest island of the Greater Palm Group and is known for its beautiful bays, sandy beaches and forested mountains.

It has a resident community of approximately 5,000 people.

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