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Cook Shire Council administers the following cemeteries throughout the Shire:

  • Cooktown cemetery
  • Coen cemeteries
  • Laura cemetery

For funeral planning information, please contact us. You can view a map of the Cooktown Cemetery here.

To apply to erect a plaque or memorial, download and complete Council's Cemetery - Erection of Headstone or Memorial Application Form.

To apply to dispose of human ashes or remains, or purchase or reserve a plot, download and complete Council's Cemetery - Burial Body Ashes Application Form.

Tourism, genealogy and historical research

Cook Shire cemeteries offer a wealth of historical information and and offer insight into days gone by.

If you would like to delve a little deeper into your family history, or the stories behind the historical graves at the Cooktown Cemetery, Cook Shire libraries and the Cooktown Historical Society provide great sources of burial and historical information.

View contact details and more information about Cook Shire libraries

Cooktown Historical Society
Charlotte Street, Cooktown
P | 07 4069 6640
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W | www.cooktownhistory.org.au


ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday