Do you live in a home with a swimming pool? Read this!

If you own a swimming pool, including a portable pool with a depth of more than 300mm, you are required to have a Pool Safety Certificate from a licensed certifier. For more information, including how to book Council's pool safety inspector, visit our Swimming Pool Compliance page.

Pay your rates on time to get a discount

Cook Shire's half yearly rates have been sent, and are due for payment by September 20, 2018. Rates paid in full by the due date are eligible for a 10 per cent discount on general rates. Drop in to Council's office at 10 Furneaux Street, the Rates officer, or give us a call if you have not received your rates notice or would like to discuss payment options. For more information on rates, please visit our Rates, Fees and Charges page.

Artists wanted for waterfront opening

Council is seeking interested performers and entertainers to be part of the Cooktown waterfront official opening. The event will be held at the Webber Esplanade waterfront precinct on Saturday, November 17 from 3pm to 9pm. Council is seeking artists and entertainers for both children's entertainment, roaming and street performers (such as face painting, street performers and arts and craft activities) and on stage performances (such as sporting demonstrations, vocal artists, musicians and comedians). Interested artists must email Council's Events Officer by October 2. Visit our Events and Celebrations page for more information, including what must be included with artist responses. 


Events Calendar

September 18 How to do business with Local Government supplier information event, Cooktown PCYC
September 19 Debunking Black Mountain Myths History Night, Cooktown History Centre Cooktown History Centre
September 20 Cook Shire half yearly rates due for payment
September 24 Cardiac Challenge charity bike ride arrives in Cooktown Cardiac Challenge 4226 6663
September 24 First day of school holidays
September 25 Inflatable obstacle course in the pool, 1pm to 4pm Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
September 27 Inflatable obstacle course in the pool, 1pm to 4pm Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
September 28 Cooktown Pool closed for mowing, 7.30am-8.30am Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
September 28-30 Wallaby Creek Festival Wallaby Creek Festival
September 28-October 1 Conquer the Corrugations mental health awareness walk Conquer the Corrugations
September 29-30 Bulls, Barrels and Broncs Cooktown rodeo and horsesports Cooktown Horsesports Association
October 1 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
October 2 Waterfront opening artist expressions of interest due Council's
October 2 Inflatable obstacle course in the pool, 1pm to 4pm Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
October 2-5 Lawrie Lawrence Swim Week, Cooktown Pool Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
October 4 Inflatable obstacle course in the pool, 1pm to 4pm Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
October 6 Ladies Day fundraiser, Sovereign Resort Sovereign Resort 4043 0500
October 6 Free hearing checks, Charlotte Street next to the RSL Sub-branch, 8.30am-2.30pm Australian Hearing 4052 3700
October 12 New To the Stage Amateur Theatre free Mary Poppins Jr show, Cooktown PCYC
October 12 Learn to Swim 9 week program registrations due Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
October 26 Cape York NRM AGM Cape York NRM 1300 132 262
October 26-28 Sovereign Resort Barra Comp Sovereign Resort 4043 0500
October 27 Legal Assault 11 fundraiser muaythai fight night, Cooktown PCYC Full Boar Gym
November 10 Cooktown Races Cooktown Amateur Turf Club
November 17 Cooktown waterfront activity precinct official opening Council 4069 5444

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