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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
Kowanyama, Saturday 23rd December 2023 — As we continue to face the challenges of rising water levels, it is crucial to keep the community informed about our ongoing efforts to address flood concerns in our area. Our dedicated Roads Crew has been working tirelessly on...
Warning level: ADVICE Warning area: Kowanyama Water in the Mitchell River Catchment is rising quickly. Flooding is likely within the upcoming days, particularly in low-lying areas. People in the following areas should prepare now in case it starts to flood: Southern...
Warning level: ADVICE Warning Area: Kowanyama This warning is from Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council. There is a chance of widespread flooding in Kowanyama within the coming days. Conditions could become dangerous. For flood and storm emergency help, call the SES on...