Events and Celebrations
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Events and Celebrations

We love a good excuse to celebrate!

Cook Shire Council run and participate in various celebrations and awards ceremonies. Check out some of the biggest annual events in Cook Shire, see how you can be involved, and make sure to read the Event Information Kit if you are planning your own event in the Shire.

Australia Day

Australia Day is an annual favourite with a regular attendance of locals who help us acknowledge and celebrate our outstanding citizens and be reminded of all the reasons why being an Aussie is so great.

Click here to see more information on Australia Day in Cook Shire.

Event Information Kit

The Event Information Kit has been designed to assist and support organisations, individuals and community groups who are planning events in Cook Shire. The kit consolidates all of Council's requirements and procedures for events, including what licences, approvals or bookings may be required. 

Click here to see more information on the Event Information Kit.

Cooktown Expo 2020 and Discovery Festival

The Cooktown Discovery Festival is one of Cook Shire's most popular and long standing events, with the highlight being the re-enactment of Captain James Cook's arrival on the banks of the Endeavour River in 1770 and the interaction between the Europeans and the First Nations people. In 2020, the Discovery Festival will be incorporated into an exciting three week program as part of the Cooktown Expo 2020 event. Each weekend of the Expo will be dedicated to exploring different aspects of the Cooktown 2020 story. 

Click here for more information about the Cooktown Expo 2020 and the Discovery Festival.

Australian Citizenship

Many residents become Australian citizens through Citizenship ceremonies conducted by Cook Shire Council. We ensure your citizenship ceremony is a meaningful and special experience for you and your friends and family.

Click here for more information about becoming an Australian Citizen in Cook Shire.

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


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