Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council

Organisation: Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
Phone: (07) 4745 8351
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Our people have inhabited these lands for thousands of years. Many of our residents are Traditional Owners of the lands in this region. The traditional homelands of The Gangalidda and the Waanyi people lie in and around the Doomadgee Shire. There are also Garrawa and Yunjulla people and a range of people from Indigenous nations across Australia have made Doomadgee their home.

The original Mission, known as ‘Old Doomadgee’ was established in 1931 close to the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Following a cyclone the mission was moved to its current site on the Nicholson River in 1936.

In 1983 the Queensland Government assumed responsibility for the administration and management of the then Doomadgee Mission. In 1984 the Community Services (Aborigines) Act 1984 was enacted which established the Doomadgee Aboriginal Community Council which operated for 26 years.

In July 2010 under the Local Government Act 2009 the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council was established. The Council is represented by a Mayor and 4 Councillors who are elected every 4 years.

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