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

Childcare centre plans progress

Cook Shire Council has signed a contract for purchase of the Barrier Reef Childcare building and land and has been in negotiations with the State Government to progress relevant licensing updates to provide a service as soon as possible. As provision of childcare is dependent on government licensing, Council is unable to speculate on a possible opening date.

Tenders T0117 and T0217 now open

Tenders are invited from parties who wish to be appointed to Cook Shire Council's 2017 Panel of Preferred Suppliers for Individual Plant Hire under Tender T0117 and from parties who wish to be appointed to Cook Shire Council's 2017 Appointment of Crews by Contract for National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) funded works under Tender T0217. For tenders under Tender T0217 to be deemed conforming, tenderers must also submit a tender for Tender T0117. There will be a tender briefing at 2pm on Monday, January 16 at the PCYC Cooktown Events Centre. For more information, click here. 

Cook Shire Australia Day Awards

Join us to celebrate what's great about being an Aussie and recognise our very special local individuals and groups at the 2017 Cook Shire Australia Day Awards. The ceremony will be held from 7am on Thursday, January 26 at Bicentennial Park (or the Cooktown PCYC Events Centre if it rains) and includes a free breakfast, awards ceremony and citizenship ceremony.

Cooktown Show Day Public Holiday

Cooktown's annual show day holiday will this year fall on Friday, 21 July aligning with the Cairns Show. The Council resolved to make the public holiday - which must align with a Queensland Country Show Association sanctioned event - on the same day as Cairns' show day holiday to allow locals to experience a show.

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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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