Community Notices

North West Queensland Regional Biosecurity Plan Draft 

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 Public Submissions

 We now invite written submissions for the North West Queensland Regional Biosecurity Plan.

 All submissions are to be received by 5pm Thursday, 11th August 2022.

 Please direct all submissions to with the Subject: Regional Biosecurity Plan.

 All comments from stakeholders will be discussed with respective LGs to determine if any changes need to made to their section of the plan.


New Online Small Business Disaster Hub

The Small Business Disaster Hub is an online one-stop shop with checklists, messaging, insurance claim tips, links to financial assistance and how-to videos tailored to small business sectors to help them manage nine different types of disasters.

Volunteer Camp Hosts Required for the Julia Creek RV Site

McKinlay Shire Council is proud to offer a free RV Site for self-contained RVs and Caravans (toilet and shower on board) for 96 hours. The effective running of this site iis not possible without Volunteer Camp Hosts.

Camp Hosts are required for the following times:

  • 13 June - 14 July 2021
  • August 2021
  • September 2021
  • More Details

Meals on Wheels - Volunteers Needed!

If you can spare 30 minutes, two times a month, then you can make a difference to the recipients of Meals on Wheels. For more details or to volunteer, contact Tanya Parry on 4746 7166.

Colour-in for Farm Safety

Entries are now open for the WorkSafe QLD Farm Safety Calendar competition, which gives young artists an opportunity for their artwork to be published in the 2022 calendar. More Details

Ongoing Support Resources for Residents of McKinlay Shire:

The following services and agencies offer support for producers, small businesses and individuals that may be struggling due the effects of drought, flood and COVID-19:

  • Small Business Financial Councellors:
    • These counsellors provide assistance to small business owners who are suffering from financial hardship. Paul and Paula Misipeka service the McKinlay Shire regions, you can contact them today.
  • ATO Drought Assistance:
    • If the drought is causing financial difficultlies for you or your business, the ATO can help with more time to make payments, waiving penalties or interest charges, tax incentives and more. More Details.
  • Recovery Connect:
    • If you are affected by flood, fire or drought, Recovery Connect can help find support near you - from government, charities, and community organisations. Try their search feature.
  • Rural Aid:

Containers for Change

In light of COVID-19 developments our Containers for Change representative, Ian, will be only doing a "drop and go" service until further notice. this means you need a Scheme ID to receive you container refund via direct deposit, no cash will be given out. You can easily sign up for your Scheme ID on the Containers for Change website.

McKinlay Shire Community Email

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