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Business & Industry Support

Cooktown Library Business Incubation Hub

Shared working spaces are becoming popular around the world as innovative entrepreneurs choose to work collaboratively and share ideas and enthusiasm for new business start ups. The Incubation Hub at Cooktown Library aims to build community capacity, promoting sharing of ideas and skills that will increase the community and business capacity and further ensure self-sustainability. Thanks to State Libraries of Queensland Vision 2017: Incubators of Ideas, Learning and Innovation funding, the Incubation Hub now has six computers with privacy screens and additional spaces for users with their own devices. For more information on the Incubation Hub, contact the library.

Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

Cook Shire Council has always maintained a strong relationship with the Cooktown Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (CCCT) and draws upon their united approach to further developing opportunities across all business sectors and breaking down barriers impeding business growth. Find out more about the CCCT and how to join. Visit

State Business and Industry Portal

When starting, growing or marketing your business, finding the right support, information, licenses, permits, etc, or even the right government department to contact can be a bit confusing. To streamline this process, the Queensland Government's online Business and Industry Portal (BIP) simplifies this for you. Located online at, the BIP provides a FREE, single-access point for all your business, industry and investment needs.

Economic Statistics

Cook Shire's economic profile presents economic information that enables the user to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. The information is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR. Click here to view the Shire's economic profile.

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