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New fire truck for the Rural Fire Service

Aurukun Shire Council is very pleased to announce the delivery of the new fire truck for the Rural Fire Service. The First Officer is Warren Horne, ph. 4060 6809, mobile 0428 782 937, e-mail: and Second Officer is Phil Krisanski, ph. 4060-6816, mobile 0427-942 407, e-mail: Full details of the Member Contact List … Read More

Aurukun Day

Aurukun Day was held on 4th August 2014. This year marked a significant year for Aurukun as it is exactly 110 years since the beginning of community living. Aurukun Shire Council expresses it very sincere gratitude to the generous sponsors and participants on the day who made this event possible.


PUBLIC NOTICE ADOPTION OF THE AURUKUN SHIRE PLANNING SCHEME Notice is given under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and Statutory Guideline 02/14 that on 15 July 2014, the Aurukun Shire Council adopted the Aurukun Shire Council Planning Scheme. The Scheme is to have effect from 1 August 2014. You can view the Aurukun Shire Planning … Read More

Aurukun Open for Business

Aurukun Shire Council recently released the “Aurukun Open for Business” brochure at the prestigious Northern Development Summit 2014 in Townsville on 27th June 2014. The brochure was made available to the hundreds of delegates who attended. There was a very favourable response. High profile speakers gave excellent presentations with many good ideas for economic development … Read More

Jason Holt profile

Jason Holt has recently taken up his new position as Director of Community Services. His areas of responsibility include Childcare, HACC/Community Home Help, Community Events, Community Engagement, Community Support, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and Library, Recreation & Leisure, Youth, Sporting Complexes, Community Police, Interagency Liaison, and Cemetery Management, Some interesting information in his bio include: * … Read More

Aurukun ANZAC Day 25 April 2014

The ANZAC Day Service commenced at 10 am in the Town Square. This year we had a Defence Force representative who gave the address.  Cpl Shaun Wilson of 51 FNQR, attended and really made Aurukun part of the rest of Australia for this special day of Remembrance. One of the Aurukun community’s young women, Topsy … Read More

Aurukun Artists meet Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs on Badu Island

A group of Aurukun artists are on Badu Island to learn skills in metal casting. This is an exciting development in enhancing the ability and skills of our local artists in new media. The art world is already familiar with carvings from Aurukun made of traditional materials such as wood and using metal will create … Read More

Official opening of the Aurukun “Sam Kerindun Snr” Business Precinct

3 April 2014 Aurukun was very proud to announce it has officially opened a business precinct, a community-driven initiative to help build economic opportunities. The Mayor of Aurukun Shire Council, Derek Walpo said the precinct in the heart of the small town has attracted major tenants such as Rio Tinto and the Department of Public … Read More

Hello Everyone and a Special Welcome to Our Newcomers!

 Thanks everyone for attending the inaugural Welcome to Aurukun Newcomers function. There were 100 persons in attendance and a great time was had by all at the new HACC Respite Centre. Mayor Dereck Walpo welcomed all present to his community and wished everyone a pleasant and positive stay. All other Councillors Ada Woolla, Angus Kerindun, … Read More

Aurukun Clean Up Australia Day

Aurukun Clean Up Australia Day was held on Sunday, March 16, 2014. A good crowd of 30 people attended. A large amount of rubbish was collected, approx. 2 tonnes, from around the township area. Going forward, Council looks forward to reduced rubbish being left in the streets and public areas. We hope all residents will … Read More