Orange Sky Australia is passionate about working with remote communities across Australia to share ideas and collaborate on laundry projects.

Lockhart River was the first location chosen by Orange Sky to launch a free laundry service. A custom-built vehicle with two washing machines and three dryers were fitted to an ex-defence truck before it set off on the long drive to one of the most northern communities in Australia. ‘Phytham,’ which was named by the community, is adorned with the artworks of three local artists; Silas Hobson, Fiona Omeenyo and Rosella Namok.

Orange Sky was able to work with locals to support community-driven ideas aimed at improving hygiene standards and providing the opportunity for a yarn. It has been a privilege to be welcomed into the Lockhart River community and brought along the journey towards improved health outcomes. As with all our services, Orange Sky’s biggest impact has taken place on the six orange chairs that are set up at shift locations across this small community.

Stories from Lockhart River

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