Kowanyama lies on the west coast of Cape York, 600 kilometres northwest of Cairns.
Lightning Ridge is a remote town in Yuwaalaraay country in northwest New South Wales, near the Queensland border and 770 kilometres northwest of Sydney.
Lockhart River is a community located on the east coast of Cape York, around 800 kilometres north of Cairns.
Mapoon (also refered to as Old Mapoon) is an Aboriginal community in Cape York, eighty kilometres north of Weipa on the mouth of the Wenlock River, and about 700 km north west of Cairns.
Mer (also known as Murray Island) is the most eastern island in the Torres Strait, 800km north of Cairns. Mer, Erub and Ugar islands are known as the Murray Group of islands.