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Council Customer Service

Council offices will be CLOSED from 2pm Friday 23 December 2022 to the start of business (8.30am) on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

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.

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

Wheelie Bin Service

Recycling and waste collection services will operate as usual through the Christmas period.

All bins must be presented before 6am on your service day.

Daintree Ferry

Christmas Day 2022 operating hours are 5.00AM to Midnight.

Douglas Libraries

Both branches will close at 2pm on Friday 23 December.

  • Mossman Library will be OPEN from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 28 December, Thursday 29 December, and Friday 30 December.
  • Port Douglas Library will remain CLOSED until the new year.

Normal opening hours resume Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Mossman Pool & Caravan Park


  • Fri 23rd – 6am to 7pm.
  • Sat 24th – 8am to 12pm
  • Sun 25th to Tues 27th – CLOSED
  • Wed 28th to Fri 30th – 6am to 7pm
  • Sat 31st – 8am to 5pm


  •  Sun 1st & Mon 2nd – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 3rd – resume normal operating hours (6am to 7pm)

Waste Transfer stations


  • CLOSED Christmas day
  • Open all other days, and regular trading hours apply.


  • Regular trading hours apply.


  • Regular trading hours apply.

Cow Bay

  • Regular trading hours apply.

Mossman Nursery

Mossman Nursery will close for the Christmas break from the 15 December 2022.

Nursery staff will re-stock native tree supplies throughout January 2023 due to large orders of trees allocated for re-vegetation works in the new year.

The nursery will reopen on the 1 February 2023.


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