Sunset with Santa tickets open now

Santa is coming to Cooktown with free presents for 0 to 12 year olds at our Sunset with Santa event, at the waterfront on Sarturday, December 1 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Dress in your best tropical outfits for a chance to win prizes, meet Santa, enjoy some free refreshments and have a splash in the waterpark! Registrations are essential for all children aged 0-12 - click here to complete your free online registration now. But hurry, because tickets are limited!

Discovery Festival Ball - we want your input!

Council is looking at options for next year's Cooktown Discovery Festival Ball, and would like feedback and suggestions from the community. A short, 10 question survey is available here, and is closing in December. Your input would be much appreciated, and will go towards improving our Festival next year.

Australia Day Award nominations open

Nominations for the 2019 Cook Shire Australia Day Awards are now open. Categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Sports, Arts and Culture and Environment. Nominations close on Monday, November 19. For more information, and to download a nomination form, visit our Events page.

Images wanted to celebrate 100 years of Cook Shire Council

Council is turning 100 in January 2019, and as part of the celebrations we want to share images from our 100 years of service. We are seeking images from 1919 until now, which showcase everything Council has been involved in, including our towns and communities, facilities such as libraries, pools, playgrounds and halls, staff, road works and community events. The images will be on display at the 2019 Cook Shire Australia Day Awards and will be included in a coffee table book to be printed next year. Images can be to Council, or hard copies can be posted or taken to Council and will be scanned and returned. The Cooktown History Centre at 121 Charlotte Street can also process images. Please note all images must be accompanied by a signed release form, available online here or at Council's office or the History Centre.


Events Calendar

November 2-18 Cook Shire pre-cyclone free dumping
November 10 Cooktown Races Cooktown Amateur Turf Club
November 11 Remembrance Day, service 10.45am Anzac Park Cooktown
November 12 Sunset with Santa free registrations close Online
November 17 Cooktown waterfront activity precinct official opening
November 18 Cook Shire pre-cyclone free dumping last day
November 19 Nominations close for Cook Shire Australia Day Awards Council
November 19 Charlotte Street redevelopment Banks Street to Seaview roadworks start
November 24 CDCC White Ribbon Family Fishing Day CDCC 4069 6098
November 24 South Cape York Catchments Beach Clean Up SCYC 
December 1 Sunset with Santa family Christmas event, Cooktown waterfront

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