Community Notices

Outback Commercialisation Tour

Innovate Queensland is offering a free workshop for regional business at the Julia Creek Civic Centre on Wednesday 2 December from 5:00-7:00pm.

More Details  |  Register

Julia Creek Courthouse Closure

The Julia Creek Queensland Government Agency Program (QGAP) will be closed Thursday, 26 November 2020 – Friday, 27 November 2020.

Customers can access a range of Transport services online at or by visiting the closest open centre at either Cloncurry customer service centre or Richmond QGAP.

For Department of Justice and Attorney-General and other Queensland Government department services or enquiries, visit or call 13 74 68. The closest open Courthouse is Cloncurry. - The phones will be diverted to the Cloncurry CSC.


McKinlay Shire Christmas Lights Competition

Nominate now for:

  • Best Decorated Home
  • Best Decorated Mail Box
  • Best Decorated Business

More Details | Contact Grace Armstrong on 4746 7166

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 receeve 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.

Next Stop:
5 December 2020 - 8am-12pm, Lions Park, Julia Creek
Visit Containers for Change to find out what you can recycle.

McKinlay Library - Monday Mini Readers

Bring the little ones for morning tea and a story, every Monday at 9am, at the McKinlay Library.

Drought Community Support Initiative

This Australian Government funded grant provides a one-off $3,000 payment to farmers, farm workers, suppliers and contractors in the McKinlay Shire.
Criteria Details  |  Apply Now

McKinlay Shire Local Buy Campaign

Be rewarded for shopping locally! Make a purchase of a minimum of $25.00 at any McKinlay Shire business, write your name and number on the back of the store receipt and place it in one of our Buy Local Barrels for your chance to win a $250.00, $500.00, or $1,000 Community Gift Card!

FREE Small Business Webinars from the ATO

The Australian Tax Office has a wide range of free online webinars available to small businesses throughout the month of November. Topics include running a small business from home, digital options for small business, considering your small business viability, and tax support or cash flow for small business. For more details or to register visit the ATO website.

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice.

FAQs  |  Factsheeet Website

Small Business Recovery Centre

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training supports Queensland small businesses to reach their full potential. They have created the Small Business Recovery Centre to provide personalised assistance to help your business succeed.

Contact the Small Business Recovery Centre to discuss support and mentoring services, and access advice on financial assistance, insurance and other business matters. More Details

Contact: 0459 873 781 |

PUBLIC NOTICE - Wills Developmental Road Works 28 Oct - 18 Dec

Culvert replacement works will be taking place on Wills Developmental Road (Beef Road), approximately 131 km from Julia Creek. Traffic lights will be set up and a bypass road will be available for use by following signage.

Full Details

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