Community Services in Aurukun

Aurukun Shire Council – Proudly improving the quality of lifestyle for Wik People

Available Services / Facilities in Aurukun

  • Health Clinic
  • RFDS (Emergency Service)
  • Wellbeing Centre
  • Education facilities – Prep to Year 12
  • Child Care Centre
  • Police Services 
  • SES Unit
  • Community Police
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Post Office
  • Library/IKC Services and internet facilities
  • Cape York Partnerships Opportunity Hub
  • Centrelink
  • Freight Services:
  • Dry Season (Tuxworth & Woods, Hawkins)
  • Wet Season (Sea Swift)
  • Police Youth Citizens Club/Activities
  • Rugby Field
  • Tennis/Basketball Court
  • Art Gallery
  • Guest House
  • Accommodation Units and Restaurant
  • Supermarket
  • Uniting Church
  • Mediation Services
  • Glencore Office
  • Centrelink Office (CYE)
  • Community Centre (Wo’uw Ko’alam Community Centre)
  • Fuel outlet
  • Café/Bakery
  • Take away outlets
  • Boat ramp for recreational fishing
  • Training Centre
  • Family Responsibilities Commission
  • Community Justice Group
  • Department of Housing
  • Cape York Employment (CDP)
  • Airport 
  • Aak Puul Ngantam  (APN) Office/Depot
  • Ngan Aak Kunch (NAK) Office
  • Child Support Services
  • Women’s Shelter
  • Aged Care & Disability Services
  • Rio Tinto Alcan Office
  • Ergon Power Station
  • Radio Stations: ABC FNQ (106.2) and Black Star Radio (107.7)
  • TV Stations: All stations available via VAST Satellite TV 

Shopping & Supplies

 

Aurukun Supermarket (operated by Island & Cape) is located near the Council Chambers at 506 Kang Kang Road and carries a range of food and supplies typical a regional store including groceries, milk, drinks, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, camping equipment, fishing supplies, limited clothing and household goods.  Fuel is available from the retail fuel outlet on Kang Kang Road.

Monday-Tuesday: 8:30am – 5pm
Wednesday-Friday: 8:30am – 7pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am – 3pm

If you are arriving in the community late in the afternoon you might not be able to purchase food before the Supermarket closes.  It is worthwhile to consider bringing some food with you.

The Kang Kang Café and Bakery operate out of the Sam Kerindun Snr Business Precinct Building, opposite the Council Chambers and serves fast food, drinks, coffee, pastries and cakes.

Monday-Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday & Public Holidays: 8am – 4pm

The Gift Shop operates out of the Sam Kerindun Snr Business Precinct Building, opposite the Council Chambers.

Monday-Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm

Wuungkam Lodge accommodation is near the airport and has a small convenience counter with items such as toothbrushes, soap etc. as well as take-away meals. 

Monday-Sunday: 5pm – 8pm

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