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Cr Larissa Hale

Cr Larissa Hale

“A woman of many hats”

I’m a Mum, a Wife, a daughter, a leader. I’m a Local Government Councillor. I’m the Managing Director, the Ranger Coordinator. I’m a Fire Fighter, an artist. I work with my team for turtle rescue and rehabilitation. I run a Junior Ranger Program. I work with Traditional Owners for Great Barrier Reef Management.

Born and raised in Far North Queensland, I spent most of my childhood in Cape York, living at Cape Flattery. I am the Managing Director of Yuku Baja Muliku Landowner and Reserves Ltd and a Cook Shire Councillor.

I have three beautiful children, who provide me with joy and inspiration every day.

Family, community and country have a strong hold on my heart. Combined they provided me with an idyllic childhood, which I now endeavour to continue for my children and the community.

Being passionate about the environment, reef and my culture I have taken on numerous leadership and advisory roles on national and international committees that help me to share and advocate for the Cooktown region, our communities and our people at those much larger scales. I currently hold dual positions with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation as the Chair of the Traditional Owner Working Group and Board Member for the Partnership Management Committee. This provides a space for me to champion for the Great Barrier Reef and to advocate for the inclusion of Reef Traditional Owners in management and care of their sea country. My love of the ocean also sees me being involved in the Commonwealth Marine Reserves Coral Sea Advisory committee and the International Islands Oceans Voices Committee.

I’m also the Ranger Coordinator for the Yuku Baja Muliku Indigenous land and sea ranger program at Archer Point, just south of Cooktown.

I am passionate about the environment, my culture, art and the ongoing growth of Indigenous land and sea management, fishing, camping, catching up with friends and family and promoting our beautiful region.

Councillor Register of Interest

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Contact Details

E |     P | 0448 537 621

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday