We are Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation, a proud local Aboriginal community-based organisation servicing and operating on the coast between Cairns and Port Douglas in North Queensland, Australia.

The name Dawul Wuru (“Three Rivers”) was given in our traditional Yirrganydji (Djabugay) aboriginal language of the Cairns to Port Douglas Region and signifies three significant river systems in the wider Cairns Region, North Queensland. One Direction represents ‘partnerships’ and 'working together as one' to achieve our collective goals for the future of our people.


In accordance with our vision, mission and objectives, the Corporation delivers a range of projects and activities including:

  • Yirrganydji Land and Sea Ranger Program;
  • Yirrganydji Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement (TUMRA);
  • Junior & Cadet Ranger Program;
  • Estuarine Crocodile Monitoring Program;
  • On-Country Maintenance Program; and
  • Regional Indigenous Fashion and Textiles Showcase (RIFTS).


The Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation was recognised for its contributions to community and the environment, particularly within the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage listed areas.

Some of the achievements that have been recognised includes:

  • RTP & QFF Reef Traditional Owner Champion Award Winner 2022;
  • Australia and New Zealand School of Governments (ANZSOG) Award for Showcasing Indigenous Strength and Leadership in Public Administration;
  • Community Champions Cassowary Award;
  • Baton Bearer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen Baton Relay.


Estuarine and freshwater crocodiles are both environmentally and culturally significant animals. They play an important part to north and central Queensland’s wetlands, freshwater and marine areas. They are often the largest predator in these areas and help to maintain the overall health and balance of these ecosystems.

Estuarine crocodiles live mainly in tidal reaches of rivers, as well as in freshwater lagoons, swamps and waterways. They can occur along some of the beaches and around inshore islands. Estuarine crocodiles can be active at any time.

Just because you cannot see a crocodile, does not mean it is not there. Never take unnecessary risks in crocodile habitat. You are responsible for your own safety, so please follow the crocodile safety guide and be crocwise in croc country.

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