Council is working closely with local service providers to ensure the community has up to date, relevant local information around the novel coronavirus pandemic. Click here to visit our coronavirus page, which includes locally-relevant information and the latest updates, including Cape York travel restrictions and other details.

Council offers COVID relief for local small businesses

Local businesses across Cook Shire can now apply for an up to $4,000 grant under the Council's new Economic Resiliency Investment Initiative to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19. 

For more information and to download the application form, click here.

Applications are now open until 31 August 2020. 

Request for Feedback

Council is seeking feedback on the proposed sale of part of Lot 1 on Plan C179109. The area of land which is 150sqm (view map) is currently a community reserve for the purpose of recreation and Cook Shire Council is the trustee. Cooktown RSL Memorial Club currently holds Permit to Occupy (commencing 2007) over the area of land. Members of the public who wish to make comment on the proposed sale can do so by emailing or, by calling 4082 0500.
Deadline for submitting feedback is 5:00 pm, 7 August 2020.

COEN - Bushfire Risk Mitigation Burns

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, State Emergency Service and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will be working together to carry out bushfire risk mitigation burns from Thursday, 30 July 2020 in the following areas:

  • Great Northern Gully
  • Reservoir Hill
  • Township area from PDR to the footbridge
  • See map

For more information about the mitigation burns in these areas, please contact the First Officer at your local Rural Fire Brigade or Cairns Peninsular Area Office on 9232 5468.

If you feel your property is under threat, phone 000 immediately. 

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.


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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