You Need to Know

Access To Country

Visitors seeking to access country outside the residential area of Aurukun, require permission from Traditional Owners.

Please contact Cape York Land Council who can provide assistance in contacting appropriate Traditional Owners with respect to your request.

32 Florence Street
PO Box 2496
Cairns QLD 4870

Phone: (07) 4053 9222
Fax: (07) 4051 0097

Freecall: 1800 623 548

Volunteer In Aurukun

There are many opportunities for you to volunteer in Aurukun. The majority of these are in our Community Services and SES/Rural Fire Brigade. If you wish to volunteer, there may be some pre-requisites you will need to possess.

For information relating to volunteering, please contact:

  • Director of Community Services : 07 4060 6817
  • Director of Technical Services : 07 4060 6826

Road Conditions

Aurukun Access Road Wet Season Permits

Travel permits will need to be obtained from Cook Shire Council if travel restrictions are placed on the Aurukun Access Road from Aurukun Shire Council boundary to the Peninsular Development Road intersection.

During the wet season load limit or closure will not occur on the 70km section of the sealed Aurukun Access Road from Aurukun to the ASC boundary. Restrictions on this section of road will only be introduced if it is severely damaged by a natural event such as a cyclone or widespread flooding.

Aurukun Access Road within the Aurukun Shire Council area is open to all vehicles.

Aurukun Shire Council advises that all road users check the following:

  • Cook Shire Council Ph 4069 5444 or on their website
  • Peninsula Development Road: Information is available from the Department of Transport and Main Roads on their website

Wet season storms may cause local flooding at any time. Please drive to the prevailing road conditions and remember “If it’s Flooded – Forget it”.

Sorry Business Protocol

The purpose of this protocol is to provide clear, agreed procedures during Sorry Business in Aurukun for Queensland Government agencies and other service providers on expectations and requirements for continuity of service delivery.

Local Recruitment

Only Advertised in Aurukun

These Positions were current as of September 2021


Chivaree Aged Care Centre:

Admin AssistantCleanerCarerDriverTraineeships


Koolkan Childcare Centre:

TraineeshipsGroup LeaderAssistant Educator 



Assistant Anuimal Control Officer Drivers License Essential 

CleanerGrounds PersonReceptionistCommunity Police Officer

Splash Park AttendantParks Gardens LabourerPlant Operator (Roads) 


If you feel you have the right skills and experience to apply for any of these local roles please email your request for an application package to:

  • Must be a resident of Aurukun
  • Please note local positions do not come with housing
  • All Applicants will undergo a National Criminal History Check to determine suitability for the role


External Recruitment

Advertised Outside Aurukun

These Positions were current as of September 2021



If you feel you have the right skills and experience to apply for any of these exciting roles and would like to be part of our progressive friendly team please forward a cover letter and a copy of your resume including your qualifications to:


Your application for a current vacancy should contain:

– A covering letter detailing your knowledge, skills, experience and ability to meet the specified requirements as outlined in the job description

– A current resume

– The names and contacts of at least two work referees (people who have directly supervised you or who have knowledge of your ability to perform the duties of the advertised position)

– Applications may be submitted to:

– Applications will be acknowledged by return email and if selected for interview, you will be contacted with details of when and where the interview will take place

– The Selection Process may also include;  a medical assessment at the Council’s expense, Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check


If you require assistance with your application, or further information regarding an advertised position, please contact Aurukun Shire Council on (07) 4047 6709 or 0418 387 516.

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