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Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
Kowanyama means “place of many waters” in the Yir Yoront language. The community includes the Kokoberra, Yir Yoront [or Kokomenjen] and Kunjen clans, who each have language and other cultural differences.
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire consists of beautiful and unique wetlands and delta mangroves in the north, extending to forest country of the central peninsula.
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire is administered by the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009. Council has an elected Mayor and Councillors who work closely with an Executive Team to deliver services to the community.
Place of many waters.
Latest news and updates
As we approach the Wet Season and impending road closures, the Kowanyama Post Office would like to provide an update to our community members. Large and heavy boxes, currently arriving weekly via Tuxworth & Woods Carriers, will cease delivery after the last truck....
Families in Kowanyama have every reason to celebrate as the Albanese Government extends early childhood education and care services in the region. The Hon Dr Anne Aly MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education, delivered this promising news on Friday, November 3. Ani...
Ergon Energy will be visiting the community of Kowanyama to conduct essential repairs from Monday, 30th of October, 2023, through Wednesday, 16th of November, 2023.