Budget 2016-2017 Budget 2016-2017

The Cook Shire Council 2016-2017 Budget was adopted at the August 2016 Council Meeting.

Budget 2016-17

Budget Snapshot 2016-17

Fees and Charges 2016-17

Operational Plan 2016-17

Annual Report 2015-16

Job Opportunities Job Opportunities

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

Latest News and Events Latest News and Events

To see all Cook Shire Council's media releases and public notices, click here.

Cook Shire public holiday correction

Cook Shire's annual shire public holiday will be on Friday, July 21, not June 21 as incorrectly advertised this week. Council would like to apologise for any confusion this mistake may have caused.

Draft Cook Shire Local Area Biosecurity Plan community consultation

The draft Cook Shire Local Area Biosecurity Plan 2017-2021 has been completed and is open for feedback until Sunday, July 9. Click here for more information.

Charlotte Street revitalisation project community consultation

A draft Revitalisation Plan has been finalised for Charlotte Street, Cooktown. The Plan provides a vision for Charlotte Street based on community feedback received in late 2016. Council would like feedback regarding the new draft plans. Please click here for more information and to view the plans.

Early concrete operating hours

Cooktown Concrete will temporarily be operating outside normal hours on June 16, 19, 23 and 27 and July 4, 6, 10, 12 and 17. The batching plant will be open from 3am on those dates to enable supply to Council works in remote areas. Council would like to thank residents for their understanding.

New dog breeder legislation in place

The State Government's new Queensland Dog Breeder Register is now live online. If your dog has puppies, whether you are a regular breeder or a one off occurrence, you must now register as a breeder. New owners are also encouraged to check the register to see whether their new pup comes from a registered breeder before purchasing. The process is quick and easy and can be done online here.

Free pool safety inspections

From November 30, 2015 all pool fences and barriers must comply with current pool safety laws. Under the new legislation, all pools must also be registered with the Pool Safety Council and have a current Pool Safety Certificate. Council can provide a Pool Safety Inspector if your pool doesn't have a current Pool Safety Certificate. Council is offering an initial free of charge inspection and advice on compliance for existing pools up to June 30, 2017. Click here for more information.

Privacy Statement Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement Terms and Conditions

Click here to view Cook Shire Council's Privacy Statement and Terms & Conditions.

Feedback, Information provision, Compliments and Complaints Feedback, Information provision, Compliments and Complaints


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 issue needs to be dealt with under Council's General Complaints Policy (click here to read the policy) your email 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 one to two 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.

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07 4069 5444


07 4069 5423




10 Furneaux Street

(PO Box 3)

Cooktown, Qld 4895

Open 8.45am to 4.45pm weekdays