Cook Shire Electoral Division Survey

Council is investigating the option of reintroducing a second electoral division in the northern region of Cook Shire, and would like the community’s input. Detailed information and a short community survey can be found here.

Support available for flood affected residents

The Australian Government has announced financial assistance for those affected by flooding in Burdekin, Cook, Douglas, Townsville and Wujal Wujal shires. For more information or to claim visit the Department of Human Services website or phone 180 22 66. Personal hardship assistance is also available for certain areas of Cook Shire. For more information phone 1800 173 349 or visit the Queensland Government's website.

If it's flooded, forget it

With widespread flooding on both major and minor roads across Cape York and farther afield, locals are reminded to check road conditions before travelling. The latest road conditions are available on Council's Disaster Dashboard, and regular updates are also posted on Council's Facebook page. Remember road conditions are constantly changing due to the intermittent rainfall, so please check before you travel and avoid travel unless it is essential. 


February 13 South Cape York Catchments Group General Meeting, CWA Hall, 6pm
February 14 Library Lovers Day (and Valentine's Day) Library 4069 5009
February 20 Cooktown Community Gold Network meeting, Cooktown Bowls Club, 5.30pm Cooktown Community Gold Network
February 28 Council rates issued Council 4069 5444 or
March 8 Contact Council if you have not received your rates notice Council 4069 5444 or

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Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


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