Queen's Birthday public holiday hours

Please note the following Council facilities will be closed for the Queen's Birthday public holiday on Monday, October 7, 2019:

  • Administration building
  • Works depot
  • All Shire libraries
  • Cooktown Pool

The Laura Waste Transfer Station will remain open as normal, and the schedule kerbside waste pickup for Poison Creek, Oakey Creek, Endeavour Valley Road and Marton will run as usual. All other Council facilities will re-open as normal from Tuesday, October 8. 

Cape York roadworks from October 1 to 15

Please be aware of changed traffic conditions and heavy vehicles on the road between October 1 and 15, during works on the following Cook Shire roads:

  • Bamaga Road (from Sailor's Hill to Jardine River)
  • Moreton-Bramwell Road
  • Mein-Batavia Road
  • Port Stewart Road
  • Portland Roads Road
  • Rokeby Road
  • Musgrave-Strathgordon Road
  • Balurga Road
  • Lilyvale-Running Creek Road
  • Lakefield Road
  • Mt Webb-Wakooka Road (Starcke section)
  • Mt Webb-Wakooka Road (Kalpowar section)
  • Drumduff Road
  • Fairview-Palmerville Road
  • Kimba-Gamboola Road
  • Whites Creek Road (to Maytown)

Please help keep our staff and contractors safe by driving carefully through the works sites and obeying signage. Police enforcement of speed zones may occur. These works are ongoing - the next works period will run from October 22 to November 5. For more information on Cook Shire roads conditions, visit our roads page.

Registrations open for Learn to Swim

Council's nine week Learn to Swim program starts on Saturday, October 12, and registrations are now open. The program aims to increase water awareness, safety, confidence and skills for babies, toddlers and young children, and is run by our qualified Austswim instructor. The program costs $54 for nine weekly lessons, which includes the accompanying adult's pool entry. Registrations close on Friday, October 11, so make sure you contact the Cooktown Pool on 4069 6928 or by to book your child's place.


September 30-October 17 BreastScreen Queensland mobile service in Cooktown Bookings 13 20 50
October 5 Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic 0428 440 842
October 5 Hope Vale Bullride, 2pm 0474 488 363
October 14 Cooktown Book Club, Cooktown Library, 2pm-3pm
October 25 Sovereign Resort Barramundi Fishing Competition 4043 0500
November 9 Cooktown Races 4069 5262

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10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday