Career Opportunities Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with Cook Shire Council.

Please note that we advocate fairness and equity through our recruitment practices and advertise each vacancy through a competitive process. As such we are unable to accept unsolicited employment applications.

All of our vacancies are displayed here and we encourage you to visit this site regularly to keep up to date with our current employment opportunities.


How to apply

Before you apply, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer some questions that relate to the selection criteria. You will also be asked to attach a cover letter and your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees.

Please note; before continuing, it is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste or upload this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.

Whilst on-line applications are the preferred option, Council will accept applications submitted in writing via the following:

In person: Administration building, 10 Furneaux Street, Cooktown Qld 4895
Mail: Attention: Human Resources, PO Box 3, Cooktown Qld 4895

Ensure you allow enough time to complete and submit your application by the due date.



Cook Shire Council is committed to helping you protect your privacy. The information provided by you and information retrieved from databases held by Cook Shire  and displayed to you online is intended for the sole use of the authenticated user for the purpose of enhancing customer interactions with Cook Shire Council.

By submitting your application to Council, you agree that we may use your personal information for the purpose of processing your application. If you are shortlisted for interview and we perform a reference check, third parties may be contacted to obtain more information about you.

For more information, contact Human Resources on 07 4069 5444.