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 COVID-19 Information & Resources

Adult Vaccination Rates
First Dose:
Adult Vaccination Rates
Second Dose:
Adult Vaccination Rates
Third Dose:
Child Vaccination Rates
(5 - 11 Years):
97% 88% 34% 52%

* Adult vaccintation rates include 16+ populaiton.
* Information is current as of 07/07/2022.

Message from the Mayor

Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council is committed to delivering essential services whilst taking a leadership position in protecting the cmomunity and minimising the spread of coronavirus.

It is the position of the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council, in addtion to promoting the Queensland Government's Public Health Directions, to strongly encourage all persons entering Kowanyama to be vaccinated and to carefully assess if their travel is essential and if so, to obtain a negative COVID test (RAT or PCR test) prior to entering community to limit the risk of transmission.

Community safety, along with the protection of our vulnerable elders and young people, is our priority.  We must all do our part to limit the spread and request you consider the need to travel to Kowanyama at this time.

Mayor Robbie Sands

Claim for Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment via Centrelink

Use the link below to access the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment Form through Centrelink:

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment Information

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment form (EM252) 

Prepare a Get-Covid Ready Kit

Get-Covid Ready Kit

New Public Health Measures and Travel Rules

The borders are opening and there will be new public health rules from 17 Dec 2021 - get vaccinated now to protect you and the community from Covid-19!

There will be different requirements and quarantine restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, and for people travelling from hotspots. Click on the below link to see what rules will apply for Domestic and International Travel.  

Queensland's Domestic and International Travel Plan


Free Pfizer vaccinations will continued to be offered in Kowanyama at the Primary Health Care Centre by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. First and second doses are both available.

If you have had your first dose please get your second dose. Two doses are needed for maximum protection! 

Please click on the below link for more information:

COVID Vaccine Why? 1 COVID VACCINE WHY? 2 COVID Vaccine Why? 3

The following links provide information about the Pfizer vaccination:

Pfizer vaccine general information Pfizer vaccine patient information

Quarantine Resources

Management of Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 and Close Contacts Direction Quarantine tips and information Staying healthy in Quarantine

General Resources

Requirements for International Arrivals Queensland Health Directions Easing of Face Mask Restrictions Torres & Cape COVID 19 Tier 2 Recovery Plan Protect myself and my mob poster Social Distancing Poster   Hand hygiene poster Wash Hands Poster Symptoms Poster How to Report a Positive RAT How to use a Nasal RAT How to use an Oral RAT


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