Australia Day
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Australia Day

Celebrate what's great about being an Aussie!

First introduced in 1991, the Cook Shire Council Australia Day Awards are endorsed by Federal and State Governments in line with the National Australia Day Awards and recognise outstanding achievement within our community.

Individuals and groups from within our community who have made a noteworthy contribution during the year, and/or have contributed outstanding service to the community over a number of years are eligible.

When are the Awards presented and what do the winners receive?

Award recipients will be presented with a certificate and a trophy by Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott. 

The presentation takes place on Australia Day, January 26 in Cooktown. 

Who can be nominated?

Nominees should be residents of Cook Shire who, through their personal efforts, have made a significant contribution to their community.

Categories allow for nominations of persons of any age.

How do I nominate?

Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards will open in late 2019. Please check back on this page for more information.

More Information?

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council's Administration and Events Officer on (07) 4069 5444 or by emailing

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4069 5444

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday