Easter and Anzac Day opening hours

Council's main office, libraries and the works depot will be closed from Easter Friday, April 19 through to Easter Monday, April 22. The Cooktown Pool will be closed on Easter Friday and Monday only, and will remain open on Easter Saturday and Sunday. The Cooktown and Laura waste transfer stations will be closed on Easter Friday only, and kerbside pickups will continue throughout the holiday period as scheduled. The main office, libraries, pool and works depot will also close on Thursday, April 25 for Anzac Day.

Cooktown Pool to close for maintenance

The Cooktown Pool will be closed from April 29 for about eight weeks for major maintenance. The pool, which is owned by Education Queensland and leased by Cook Shire Council, will be repainted and tiled and major underground pipe works will be completed. Council's Building and Facilities team will also be completing minor maintenance works during this time. Council would like to acknowledge the partnership between Council, the Cooktown P-12 State School and Education Queensland.

Applications open for 2019 Cooktown Discovery Festival market stalls

Applications for market stalls at the 2019 Cooktown Discovery Festival are now open, with an early bird discount available until May 13. For more information, check out our market stall fact sheet, or apply now with this form. You can view the site map of the Discovery Festival markets here. Applications close on Friday, May 31 2019. For more information on market stall applications, contact Council's Environmental Health Officer via or phone 4069 5444.

Men's Health Week expressions of interest

Council is calling for local fitness and health instructors to be part of the Council's Men's Health Week events. Council will be holding a staff wellness event from 6.45am to 7.15am on Tuesday, June 11 and would like local instructors to hold short five or 10 minute demonstrations. Instructors are also asked to provide images to be included in a slide show. For more information or to express your interest, contact Council's health and safety team via email or phone on 4069 5444.

Library space available for bookings

The Cooktown Library is inviting anyone who would like to host a workshop or start a creative club or group to make use of our new central space. The library central space, thanks to funding from the State Library of Queensland, was used for the first time last week by the Cooktown District Community Centre's 60s and Better program. Cooktown Library receives financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the State Library of Queensland. To book the space, contact the library via email or phone on 4069 5009.

Register your interest for Cooktown 2020 Festival team

Cook Shire Council is seeking highly motivated and community minded candidates to play key roles in Council's events team for the upcoming Cooktown 2020 Festival. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this landmark event which will take place over seven weeks in 2020. In the lead up to the event Council will need to call on people to work on a casual basis to support the operational side of the Festival. For more information visit the Careers page.


April 17 Cook Shire Council ordinary meeting, Council Chambers Council 4069 5444 or 
April 18 Applications for Community Grants and RADF program close Council
April 19-22 Easter long weekend
April 21 Rossville markets, Hatfield marketplace
April 25 ANZAC Day dawn service, William Daku Park, 6am and morning service, Anzac Park, 11am
April 29 Cooktown Pool closed for approximately two months for maintenance Council 4069 5444 or
May 5 Rossville markets, Hatfield marketplace
May 6 Labour Day public holiday
May 8 Bowls and Bubbles pink ribbon bowls fundraiser registration due Kimberley 0400 757 890
May 11 Bowls and Bubbles pink ribbon bowls fundraiser, Bowls Club, 4pm Kimberley 0400 757 890
May 13 Book Club, Cooktown Library, 2pm Library 4069 5009 or 
May 19 Rossville markets, Hatfield marketplace
May 22 Cook Shire Council ordinary meeting, Council Chambers Council 4069 5444 or 
May 24 Under 8s Day, Cooktown PCYC, 9am-11am Facebook event
June 2 Rossville markets, Hatfield marketplace

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4069 5444

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday