Julia Creek, Queensland
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Welcome to McKinlay Shire Council

Drought Relief Drought Relief

Drought-affected farmers across Queensland can now apply for assistance through a Drought Concessional Loan or a Drought Recovery Concessional Loan through the QRRA website.

For more information on the range of Australian Government assistance for farmers, farm businesses and rural communities, visit  

For more information on the range of Queensland Government Assistance available to farmers visit

Roads Feedback Roads Feedback

Council is interested in the community’s views on ‘wish list’ items for future infrastructure improvements. What improvements would you like to see? What is on your ‘wish list’?  For example – floodways, culverts, road upgrades, or level changes. Your views will help to shape the future of the Shire. To have your say and for further information on the NDDRA Flood Restoration Works Program click here.

Pensioner Ratepayers Pensioner Ratepayers

McKinlay Shire Council invites pensioner ratepayers who are NOT currently receiving a rate subsidy to lodge an application for rates subsidy at McKinlay Shire Council’s Reception desk.

Pensioners who qualify for the rate subsidy are those who are holders of one of the following cards:

  • A Queensland “Pensioner Concession Card” issued by Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs;
  • A Queensland “Repatriation Health Card – For All Conditions (Gold Card)” issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

And are the owner/s (either solely or jointly) of the property within the boundaries of the McKinlay Shire Council, whose property is their principal place of residence.
Application forms are available at the Council Administration Office or you can download the application HERE. Any questions can be answered by contacting Councils Rates Officer on 4746 7166.

Julia Creek Independent Senior Living Units Julia Creek Independent Senior Living Units

The new Julia Creek Independent Senior Living Units on Hospital Lane and Coyne St were officially opened on 21 August 2014.  The precinct features 8 units, a BBQ area and new community centre where HACC and the Community Nurse are now based.

A fact sheet that details eligibility criteria and application forms are now available, copies can also be obtained from Council's Administration office. Information about appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney can be found on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website.
Please contact Jade Lyons on 47467166 or for further information.
- Julia Creek Senior Living Units Fact Sheet
- Julia Creek Senior Living Units Application Form
- Enduring Power of Attorney fact sheet

Fees and Charges Fees and Charges

Below is a full list of fees and charges for departments, venues and facilities across council.

2016/17 Fees and Charges