Northern Pride coming to Cooktown 

Queensland Rugby League and the Cooktown Bowls Club are bringing the big guns to Cooktown, with the Intrust Super Cup being held at the John Street Oval on July 21. The Cup game will be between the Northern Pride and the Ipswich Jets, and will be preluded with Cooktown Junior Rugby League Club matches. The junior games kick off from midday, with the Super Cup from 4pm.

Cook Shire public holiday on Friday, July 20

Cook Shire's annual show day public holiday will be held on Friday, July 20, to coincide with the Cairns Show. Council's main office, depot, libraries and pool, and many local businesses, will be closed on Friday, July 20. The Cooktown Pool, Cooktown Library and Ayton Library will open as per regular hours on Saturday, July 21. All other Council facilities will re-open on Monday, July 23, or as per their regular advertised hours, which can be found on this website.

Dog registrations due July 31

Dog owners are reminded that annual dog registration is due this month. Renewal notices have been sent, and are due for payment by July 31. If you have not received your notice, contact Council. If you are no longer the owner of a dog for which you receive a renewal notice (it has deceased, or been sold) you must let Council know. Fines of up to $260 could apply for those who do not pay their registration by the due date.

Big monthly garage sale at Cooktown Waste Transfer Station

Mark your calendars for this month's Big Garage Sale at the Cooktown Waste Transfer Station. This month's sale will be held on Sunday, July 29, from 8am to 4.30pm (closed between 12noon and 12.30pm for lunch). 

Microchip discount vouchers available now

Your dog must be microchipped - it's the law. Microchipping is a great way to ensure your pet is returned to you promptly should they become lost and not have any other identifying items on them, such as a collar or tag. Council and Seadog Vets have teamed up to promote microchipping and are offering a discount on chipping for all new dog registrations. But hurry, the discount vouchers are limited! To take advantage of this offer, pick up a microchip discount voucher from the Council office when you register your pet for the first time, and take it with you to your microchipping appointment at Seadog Vets.


Events Calendar

July 18 60s and Better morning tea, River of Gold  Cooktown District Community Centre 4069 6098
July 20 Cook Shire Show Day public holiday (to align with Cairns Show)
July 20 Cook Shire grants, sponsorship and donations programs open Council 4069 5444 or our website
July 21 Northern Pride vs Ipswich Jets NRL game, John Street Oval, Cooktown Cooktown District Community Centre 4069 6098
July 25 60s and Better morning tea with John Hill
July 26 Gungarde NAIDOC celebrations, 10am march and 11.30am event Gungarde 4069 5412
July 31 Cook Shire dog registrations due Council 4069 5444
August 2 Understanding Autism free workshop, Gungarde Community Centre Autism Queensland
August 4-5 Lakeland Campdraft Erica 0428 353 737 or Troy 0418 663 233
August 4 Rossville School Fete, 11am-4pm Rossville School 4060 3988

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