Douglas Shire Council would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and  happy new year.
Please see our festive season operating hours below.

Council Christmas Closures

Office hours:

Council offices will be closed from 12pm Tuesday 24 December 2019 to the start of business on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Please contact the after-hours number at 07 4099 9444 for any council-related emergencies.

Wheelie bin services:

Recycling and waste collection services will operate as usual through the Christmas period and there will be NO changes to any wheelie bin days.

Waste transfer stations: 

Newell Beach and Daintree Transfer Stations are closed on all public holidays.

Killaloe and Cow Bay Transfer Stations are only closed on Christmas Day.

Mossman Nursery: 

Nursery operations will be closed to the public from 19th December 2019 and will re-open on the 3rd February 2020.

The closure period allows the nursery time to re-stock and increase native plants numbers after the very busy year.

Mossman Nursery staff would like to thank everyone for their support and looks forward to another successful year in 2020.

Outdoor crew: 

All Open Spaces Crews will be concentrating on giving the Shire a clean and polish before and during the festive season.

Over the Christmas period, skeleton crews will operate in Port Douglas and Mossman Depots ensuring our parks, streetscapes and amenities are kept clean and tidy.

Daintree Ferry:

The Daintree Ferry will operate on Christmas Day between 7:30am to 5pm

Douglas Libraries

Mossman Library  and Port Douglas Library will be closed from 12pm Tuesday 24 December 2019 to the start of business on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Mossman Pool & Caravan Park:

  • 24 December: CLOSED from 3pm
  • 25 December: CLOSED
  • 26 December: CLOSED
  • 1 January: CLOSED

Operating hours will be 9am – 4pm for the period 27 December to 5 January (excluding Public Holiday hours as noted above).

Normal operating hours will resume from Monday 6 January 2020.