Orange Sky Australia is committed to providing access to clean clothes, warm showers and genuine, non-judgemental conversation for all Australians. In remote communities, access to laundry services can be limited and cost prohibitive. To support this, Orange Sky works alongside remote communities to build impact through free laundry, local employment and local partnerships.

Our weekly impact in Palm Island

Our laundry service has been operating in Palm Island since September 2018 to support residents with laundry access and connection.

Palm Island’s traditional name is ‘Bwgcolman’, meaning ‘one people from many groups’. A fitting name for a beautiful island with a challenging penal history of forcible removal, making it home to many diverse clans and language groups. Located in North Queensland, Palm Island a prodiminantely Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of about 5,000 residents. Orange Sky pays respects to the Manbarra people who are the Traditional Owners of the island, which we feel honoured to wash and connect on.

Orange Sky provides a laundry service in Palm Island with three washing machines and three dryers. We have been providing the community with access to free laundry facilities and the opportunity for a yarn on our six orange chairs since September 2018. Thank you to our incredible team on Palm that keep the service running.

Orange Sky in Palm Island

Orange Sky has helped to positively connect the community in Palm Island since September 2018. Check out the video on our Palm service.

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Orange Sky acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land across Australia. We pay our respect to Ancestors and their descendants who hold a continued cultural and spiritual connection to the land, seas and community and would like to recognise and uphold Indigenous knowledges and contributions of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are committed to working together to create a positive future through our Reconciliation Action Plan.