Julia Creek, Queensland
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Welcome to McKinlay Shire Council

Pensioner Ratepayers Pensioner Ratepayers

McKinlay Shire Council invites pensioner ratepayers who are NOT currently receiving a pensioner rate subsidy scheme to lodge an application within McKinlay Shire Council.

For more information click here or contact the Council Rates Officer 4746 7166.

Major Community Events Promotion Major Community Events Promotion

The Major Community Events Promotion Scheme is running again for 2017. If you wish to marketing support for your event in a dollar for dollar grant with McKinlay Shire Council, please contact Tourism Coordinator Georgia Crocker on or 4746 7166. For further information click here or to download an expression of interest form click here.

For Community Consultation For Community Consultation

Council have collated a combined document of various community plans and upcoming infrastructure projects that they would like your suggestions and comments on prior to commencement.

Projects up for comment:

  • Artesian Spa baths at the Caravan Park
  • Caravan Park and Kev Bannah Oval Amenities
  • Burke Street Shade Structures
  • Tent City
  • RV Site Nature Trail

To view the Document please click HERE

Please send your comments and suggestions to our CEO Peter Fitchat at

Current Engineering Works Current Engineering Works

For an Update on Council's Engineering works please CLICK HERE



Local Governments in Queensland in accordance with the Public Health Act 2005 are responsible for mosquito borne disease prevention and control which includes community education, mosquito surveillance and control.

To find out more about how you can help eradicate the problem and assist Council click HERE.

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

Naturally occurring fluoride in Julia Creek’s drinking water Naturally occurring fluoride in Julia Creek’s drinking water

McKinlay Shire Council advises that Julia Creek’s drinking water supply contain about 3 milligrams per litre of naturally occurring fluoride. This is considerably higher than the recommended limit in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines where they recommend an upper limit of 1.5 milligrams per litre (or parts per million) of fluoride in drinking water. Please see fact sheet with information relating to the background and management of fluoride in your drinking water.