Last chance for Community grants applications

Council's Community Grants and Regional Development Fund (RADF) programs are closing this Friday, August 24. For more information on our grants programs, head to our Grants, Sponsorship and Donations page or contact our Grants Officer by or phone 4069 5444.

Pre-pay your rates any time

Did you know you can pay your rates early? Drop in to Council's office at 10 Furneaux Street, the Rates officer, or give us a call and discuss the options. You can pay with B-Pay, in person, direct debit, credit card, Centrepay and over the phone.

Current community engagement 

Two important Council documents are currently open for public comment. The Cook Shire Council Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2018-28 is open for public comment until August 31 and the Cook Shire Reconciliation action Plan 2018-20 is open for public comment until September 12. For more information and to view the documents online, head to the Community Engagement page. 

Microchip discount vouchers available now

Your dog must be microchipped - it's the law. Microchipping is a great way to ensure your pet is returned to you promptly should they become lost and not have any other identifying items on them, such as a collar or tag. Council and Seadog Vets have teamed up to promote microchipping and are offering a discount on chipping for all new dog registrations. But hurry, the discount vouchers are limited! To take advantage of this offer, pick up a microchip discount voucher from the Council office when you register your pet for the first time, and take it with you to your microchipping appointment at Seadog Vets.


Events Calendar

August 21 Senior's Week free aqua aerobics and light lunch, Cooktown Pool Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
August 22 Senior's Week Books in the Age of the Internet talk with John Hill, Cooktown Library Cooktown Library 4069 5009
August 23 Senior's Week Community Care Craft afternoon and free afternoon tea, Activity Room behind Sunbird Cottage
August 24 Senior's Week free morning tea, Sovereign Resort Cafe Bar Sovereign Resort Hotel 4043 0500
August 24 Cook Shire grants close Council
August 25 Cooktown Kindergarten fete Kindergarten 4069 5182
August 31 Cook Shire Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan comments due Council 
August 31 Cooktown Pool closed for mowing, 7.30am-8.30am Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
September 7 1RAR Army Band free concert, waterfront precinct, 5.30pm
September 10 Cardiac Challenge charity bike ride arrives in Cooktown Cardiac Challenge 4226 6663
September 11 Co-Design Sport and Recreation Workshop, Cooktown PCYC Events Centre Cooktown PCYC 0487 648 024
September 12 Reconciliation Action Plan comments due
September 14 Cooktown Pool closed for mowing, 7.30am-8.30am Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
September 20 Cook Shire half yearly rates due for payment
September 28-30 Wallaby Creek Festival Wallaby Creek Festival
September 28 Cooktown Pool closed for mowing, 7.30am-8.30am Cooktown Pool 4069 6928
September 29-30 Bulls, Barrels and Broncs Cooktown rodeo and horsesports Cooktown Horsesports Association
October 26 Cape York NRM AGM Cape York NRM 1300 132 262

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4069 5444

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