A community leader has been called in as part of an attempt to prevent violence in the Cape York town of Aurukun after riots triggered by an alleged stabbing murder on New Year's Day.
Almost a third of Aurukun's 1450-strong community fled to neighbouring areas as violence broke out and a crowd of more than 200 allegedly armed themselves and torched houses.
The nearby town of Coen was inundated with evacuees, and other people fled to a makeshift bush camp outside Aurukun.
The Queensland government says the camp was closed at the weekend and overcrowding in Coen has been addressed.
"Some people have been provided with transport and temporary accommodation in larger centres including Weipa and Cairns," the government said in a statement to AAP.
Mayor Dereck Walpo called for people to return to Aurukun last week after recognising feelings may still be raw about the alleged stabbing murder of a 37-year-old man.
He said "the community needs anger and retaliations to stop".
The government has called in Wik leader Bruce Martin to lead mediation talks as residents begin to come back to the town.
It comes as former Aurukun Shire Council CEO Gary Kleidon is coordinating the government's response to the unrest.
The government says it has strategies to curb so-called "sly grogging" in the dry community.
An alcohol management plan is in place, police conduct regular patrols for alcohol and the community has been encouraged to report sly grogging, the government said.
"Additional police will remain in Aurukun as required and will continue to collaborate ... to improve safety and security in the town," the statement reads.
The government has acknowledged the extremely remote community faces complex issues which include ongoing impacts due to historic government policies.
The community also faces inter-clan conflicts and fighting as well as high crime and incarceration rates.