Cooktown Discovery Festival to be held in July

The annual Cooktown Discovery Festival will be held in July this year. The Discovery Festival, traditionally held as a stand alone event in June, has been incorporated into the three week Cooktown Expo 2020 event, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of James Cook's meeting with local Indigenous people in Cooktown in 1770. This year's Discovery Festival will run from July 24 to 26, which is the middle weekend of the Expo. The Festival will feature many of the usual popular events, such as the grand parade, children's rides, competitions and the re-enactment of the Guugu Yimithirr's meeting with James Cook. Visit the Expo 2020 website for more details on the Discovery Festival and the full three-week Expo program.

Mount Tully green waste site illegal dumping

Council manages a commercial green waste disposal site at Mount Tully. The site is for commercial green waste disposal only, and is not open to the general public. Unfortunately the site has been misused with illegal dumping and fires being lit, which could result in Council being fined by the Department of Environment and Science. Council is calling for the public's support to ensure the site remains open for use b our local contractors. Continued misuse of the site will result in a permanent closure. To report illegal dumping or unauthorised access at the site, please .

Quarterly report available - check it out now!

Council's second quarterly Council in Focus report is now available here, or you can read a hard copy at our office or the Cooktown or Bloomfield libraries. The report provides easy to read statistics, and provides an insight into the diverse range of services Council manages and the staff who provide them.


February 25 Cook Shire Council rates issued Council 4082 0500
February 25 Interactive Storytime, Cooktown Library, 10.30am-11am Library 4069 5009
February 25 Underwater hockey, Cooktown Pool, 6pm Pool 4069 6928
February 26 Interactive Storytime, Ayton Library, 10.30am-11am Library 4060 8342
February 27 Lego Club, Cooktown Library, 3.30pm-4.30pm Library 4069 5009
March 26 Cook Shire Council rates due Council 4082 0500

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