We are committed to the health and well-being of the community and are following direction and advice from the Federal and State Governments to help slow the spread of coronavirus. 

We are balancing the importance of providing services to the community with protecting the safety of everyone and strongly assure you that if we all work together, our community impact will be minimised.

Community Facilities

Aerodromes Open
Caravan Parks Dimbulah Caravan Park: Closed
(Phone: 0472 510 833)
Mareeba Riverside Caravan Park: Open
(Phone: 4092 2309)
Cemeteries Open
Customer Service Centres
(Mareeba and Kuranda)
The Mareeba customer service centre will re-open to the public from Monday 18 May 2020, with social distancing measures in place. A maximum of 8 customers will be allowed in the centre at one time. Council encourages residents to contact Council via phone or email rather than visiting the centre.

The Kuranda customer service centre and library will re-open to the public on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

Halls Hall hire will be available when Government restrictions reach Stage 3, 10 July 2020.
Kuranda Visitor Information Centre Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday (10am – 3pm)
Mareeba Skate Park Open Friday 15 May 2020
Parks and open spaces Open with restrictions. Please comply with the government’s social distancing restrictions.
Playgrounds and outdoor recreational
Open Friday 15 May 2020 with restrictions
Shire Library Branches The Mareeba, Kuranda and Chillagoe Library branches will re-open from Wednesday 20 May 2020 for borrowing only. The telephone assisted and click and collect borrowing service will continue. Strict social distancing measures will remain in place. There will be a limit of 8 customers in the branch at any one time and social distancing will be maintained. All programs and activities will remain suspended until further notice. Dimbualh residents are encouraged to continue borrowing items by telephone and online borrowing arrangments.

There is a range of library e-resources available online for residents to access including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, movies and online tutorials. All of these can be accessed through Council’s website.

Council is offering a controlled borrowing service. Please contact the Mareeba or Kuranda Libraries for more information.

Swimming Pools Closed until August 2020 after the winter closure
Transfer Stations Open as per normal operating hours

What is COVID-19?

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus affecting humans.

Some coronaviruses can cause illness similar to the common cold and others can cause more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Anyone who has travelled overseas  in the past 14 days, and feels unwell, should see a doctor immediately. Before your appointment, please call ahead and advise of your symptoms and recent travel so they can prepare for your visit.

People with suspected novel coronavirus will be tested.

Read about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms compared to cold or flu.

Who is most at risk

In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are those who have:

  • recently been in in a high risk country or region (mainland China, Iran, Italy or Korea)
  • been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19

Based on what we know about coronaviruses, those most at risk of serious infection are:

  • people with compromised immune systems (such as people who have cancer)
  • elderly people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (as they have higher rates of chronic illness)
  • people with chronic medical conditions
  • people in group residential settings
  • people in detention facilities

To help protect people most at risk, we have recommended limits on public gatherings and visits to vulnerable groups.


There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 infection. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. However, most of the symptoms can be treated with medical care.

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 novel coronavirus.


Other resources:

COVID-19 Community Updates and Advice

June 25, 2020 in Covid-19, General News, Latest from Council, Public Notices

Libraries Re-open

Thank you to all the valued library members and the community for the support and…
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May 27, 2020 in Covid-19, General News

Visitor Centre Re-Opens

As restrictions ease and businesses in Kuranda begin to start trading again, the Visitor Information…
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May 20, 2020 in Covid-19, General News

COVID-19 Response

Mareeba Shire Council has announced a response package following the economic impact Coronavirus has had…
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May 14, 2020 in Covid-19, General News

COVID Community Update

Following the Queensland Government's roadmap to easing restrictions, Council will start to re-open community facilities.…
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April 30, 2020 in Covid-19, General News

Restrictions Ease

Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin is reminding residents to be responsible this long-weekend and to…
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April 3, 2020 in Covid-19

Updated Health Advice – QLD Health

To help prevent any further spread of COVID-19, Queensland Health is encouraging residents to minimise…
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April 2, 2020 in Covid-19

Mental Health and COVID-19

Discussions and concerns around the coronavirus outbreak and practising self-isolation can be stressful and impact…
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April 2, 2020 in Covid-19

COVID-19 Economic Support

Australian Government Australian Government Support for Small Businesses and Industry - The Australian Government is…
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April 1, 2020 in Covid-19, General News, Public Notices

Think Before You Flush

Council is reminding residents to think before they flush. Large amounts of solid material is…
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March 31, 2020 in Covid-19

Mareeba Shire Council Travel Permits

Travel Permits within Mareeba Shire Mareeba Shire Council is no longer required to issue travel…
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March 27, 2020 in Covid-19

Community Update 2

Mareeba Shire Council is committed to the health and safety of the community and is…
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March 25, 2020 in Covid-19

Social Distancing

Everyone must practise social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The following guidelines are…
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March 24, 2020 in Covid-19

Queensland Border Control

For the first time in more than a century, Queensland will restrict access at its…
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March 20, 2020 in Covid-19

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

While the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the Far North yesterday  (Thursday 19…
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March 18, 2020 in Covid-19

Media Release

Mareeba Shire residents are being reassured essential services will not be impacted by the coronavirus…
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March 18, 2020 in Covid-19

Community Update 1

As you would be aware, the outbreak of the coronavirus is impacting services across the…
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