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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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Latest news and public notices

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

Tech Savvy morning tea at Bloomfield

If you live in the Bloomfield valley and need internet training, head to the Bloomfield Library on Thursday, July 28 at 10am for a free morning tea and introduction to the State Library of Queensland's Tech Savvy for Seniors program.

Events Centre Community Forum

If you are interested in the future use of the Cooktown Events Centre, you are invited to attend a community forum at the Events Centre on Tuesday, August 2, from 6pm, to discuss the centre's future use. Free nibblies provided.

Town water cleaning this week

Cooktown's town water system will receive a clean out as part of annual maintenance, starting on Monday, July 25. Residents may experience minor disruptions including slightly lower water pressure or coloured water. These should only last a few minutes while the cleaning is underway in your street.

RV rest area at Cooktown Racecourse

Cook Shire Council, in conjunction with the Cooktown Amateur Turf Club, is offering parking for fully self contained campervan and motorhome travellers at the Cooktown Racecourse. Vehicles must be fully self contained and may stay for 48 hours, with a $10 per night fee payable to the Turf Club.

Constitutional Recognition of Australia's First People

The Local Government Association of Queensland, in collaboration with a Queensland Volunteer Working Group, has developed a website to increase understanding and discussion of the proposed referendum on constitutional recognition of Australia's first people. The website provides factual background to the proposed refcerendum and access to a range of articles by prominent Australians, both for and against constitutional recognition. To access the website, click here.

Feedback, Information provision, Compliments and Complaints Feedback, Information provision, Compliments and Complaints


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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07 4069 5444



10 Furneaux Street

(PO Box 3)

Cooktown, Qld 4895

Open 8.45am to 4.45pm weekdays