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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. 

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Latest news and public notices

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

Cooktown and Cape York Business Conference

The 2016 Cooktown and Cape York Business Conference will be held on November 3 at the Cooktown PCYC Events Centre. Speakers include Jan Becker from Becker Helicopters, Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Armstrong, Cairns Chamber of Commerce's Deb Hancock and author Andrew Griffiths. Tickets are on sale now, with early bird pricing only $110, and available until September 30. Click here for full conference program, speaker profiles and registration. 

Early concrete batching hours

Cook Shire Council has granted a temporary permit to operate outside normal hours to Cooktown Concrete due to the long distance the concrete has to travel to reach its destination. The batching plant will be open at 3am on the following days: August 15, 19, 21, 23 and 25.

Last Chance to Complete Annual Cook Shire Business Survey

Since 2013 Cook Shire Council has conducted an annual survey to better understand the local business community and their diverse needs. The Cook Shire Business Survey aims to identify a number of key areas for development, such as the need for staff training within different organisations and attracting more people to the region. All Cook Shire based businesses, community groups, clubs and sporting organisations are encouraged to complete the short survey, which is available online here.

RV rest area at Cooktown Racecourse

Cook Shire Council, in conjunction with the Cooktown Amateur Turf Club, is offering parking for fully self contained campervan and motorhome travellers at the Cooktown Racecourse. Vehicles must be fully self contained and may stay for seven days maximum (and no more than 14 days in any 30 day period), with a $10 per night fee payable to the Turf Club.

Local Laws amendment

An amendment to the Local Laws came into effect on August 19. Click here to view.

Constitutional Recognition of Australia's First People

The Local Government Association of Queensland, in collaboration with a Queensland Volunteer Working Group, has developed a website to increase understanding and discussion of the proposed referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia's first people. The website provides factual background to the proposed refcerendum and access to a range of articles by prominent Australians, both for and against constitutional recognition. To access the website, click here.

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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(PO Box 3)

Cooktown, Qld 4895

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