Council is working closely with local service providers to ensure the community has up to date, relevant local information regarding COVID-19.



Please be advised that part of Battlecamp Road (3.6km east of Normanby River) will be partially closed from Monday 17 August, for approximately 8 weeks for required road upgrade works. Please note that road users might encounter short-term delays when travelling along this route.  We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. 


The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) will conduct planned burning operations within the Annan River (Yuku Baja-Muliku) and Endeavour River national parks during August/September 2020, weather permitting, as part of the annual hazard reduction/conservation management program for parks and forests. As a result, smoke may be seen in the Cooktown and Marton areas.

The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas.

This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural forest regeneration.

Smoke can decrease visibility on the roads, so it is important that motorists drive safely to the conditions.

For more information, please call the Cooktown office of QPWS on 4069 5777.

Pormpuraaw Camping Closed for 2020

Cook Shire Council has been requested by Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council to advise travelers that due to COVID-19 camping season has been closed for the rest of 2020. This includes camping at Chapman River, Mungkan River, and Coleman River camping grounds. For further information, or to request a refund please visit the Pormpuraaw website.


ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday