Development and Building


2016 Census

This August is Census time. Filling out your census form will allow us to show the need for:

  • A new hospital
  • Dental and allied health services
  • Increase in teachers for our schools
  • More money for Council to deliver services
  • Retirement home and nursing home facilities
  • More Home and Community Care services
  • More pre-school and child care services
  • Better community and sporting facilities
  • Increased emergency services
  • More indigenous support services

It’s all about our people residing in Cook Shire – the Census will capture our population and create a snapshot in which we can focus our efforts in creating a more liveable region. It is vital everyone completes the Census this year, to support a growing town and support Council in its efforts for making Cook Shire more liveable and increase investment into the region. A growing region needs your support in ensuring your data is collected.


Careers through Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is looking for 2,500 motivated and community minded people across Australia to be Area Supervisors. Apply online at


Key Census dates:

  • 1 February 2016 – Area Supervisor recruitment begins
  • 2 May 2016 – Field Officer recruitment begins
  • 1 August 2016 – Delivery of instruction letters and forms begins
  • 9 August 2016 – Census night
  • Mid-2017 – The first results from the 2016 Census released.

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