Budget 2013-2014 Budget 2013-2014

The Cook Shire Council 2014-2015 Budget was adopted at the July 2014 Council Meeting.

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If you are looking for a sea change then Cook Shire, a growing region, is the place to be, now and into the future for its perfectly balanced tropical lifestyle; pristine coastline; culturally diverse community and friendly locals. 

Positions currently advertised

News and Information from Cook Shire Council News and Information from Cook Shire Council


Cooktown's annual RV event will be held this year from Monday July 28 to Monday August 4 at the Cooktown Racecourse.  The event is being celebrated and promoted as "Party like it's New Year's Eve!", to follow on from the "Christmas in July" event held in Mareeba.

Our visitors will be able to take one of the great local tours on offer, travel into town and dine at our diverse food venues, enjoy New Year's Eve celebrations with local music and entertainment and take their time exploring the region.

Cook Shire Council in conjunction with the local Chamber of Commerce have drafted a program of events and arranged a shuttle bus to various locations during the week.

To find out more visit our RV Event web page or contact Council on 4069 5444. 



Should you wish to submit to Council feedback, information, a compliment or a complaint please use the link at the bottom of this information panel.

Please make sure you include in the Subject Line of your communication the nature of your submission i.e. feedback, information, compliment or a complaint, and additional detail on the topic of your communication i.e. road maintenance, events and shows, parks and gardens. Use specific references if possible i.e. a road name and street number, dates, a lot on plan.

Please include in the body of your email:


  • Your name and contact details (including an email address and phone number);
  • Specific details as to the nature of your communication (the more detail the better);
  • Whether you have contacted Council before with reference to the same issue;
  • Any expected outcomes you desire;
  • Details about previous communication you have received from Council about the same issue;
  • Details of any specific employee who has been dealing with your issue (if applicable); and
  • Any supporting documentation.

Your correspondence will be assessed by Council's records department and will be distributed to the appropriate officer. If your email indicates that your issue needs to be dealt with under Council's General Complaints Policy (Click Here), it will be forwarded to Council's Complaints Officer who will assess your issue and determine a course of action.

Unless your matter is urgent, please expect a response (by email, mail or phone) within 1 to 2 weeks. Urgent communications i.e those that indicate a threat to property or person, will be prioritised and should be reported to council by phone on 07 4069 5444.

If you wish to contact Council (by phone) about your submission, please ask for Council's records department who will direct you to the officer assigned to your communication.

Click Here to contact Council.


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P | 07 4069 5444
F |  07 4069 5423
E |  mail@cook.qld.gov.au
A |  10 Furneaux Street (PO Box 3), Cooktown Qld 4895


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