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Douglas Shire Council

Douglas Shire Council

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About Us

Douglas Shire Council is committed to providing residents with open and transparent access to information about council’s services, activities and business operations.

Located in the Tropics of Australia, Douglas Shire is the only place in the world with two adjoining World Heritage listed areas: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics – which includes the ancient rainforest of the Daintree. With spectacular rainforest covered ranges, beautiful beaches, and a diversity of vibrant communities, Douglas Shire combines the best of a laid-back tropical lifestyle with world-class attractions and facilities. From the sophisticated worldly comforts of Port Douglas to the remote village atmosphere of Cape Tribulation, there are activities and opportunities to suit everyone.

Quick Facts About The Region

Douglas Shire Council is located in the suburb of Mossman, the council of Douglas, the state electorate of Cook and the federal electorate of Leichhardt.