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There are two seasons in the Carpentaria Shire region; The 'Dry' season and the 'Wet' season.

The 'Dry' season (or Winter), between the months of April to September, is characterised by little to no rainfall with mild to warm conditions.



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Carpentaria Shire has switched to Digital TV and is available in both Normanton and Karumba. Following the installation the contractor conducted field testing to ensure that adequate signal is received throughout both townships.
Please view our Digital Television - General Reception Issues Handout if you are having and reception issues.

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Proposed New Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws

Council is in the process of updating its local laws and subordinate local laws in order to align them with changes in legislation, and ensure relevance to the current needs of the community....

SCAM ALERT - Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme

SCAM ALERT - Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme Queensland Government has been alerted to the possibility of a scam involving the Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme targeting Pensioners. Below is the...

Level 2 water restrictions effective 3 July 2015.

Please be aware that level 2 water restrictions will be effective from Friday 3 July 2015. Please view the attached details below for level 2 water restrictions to ensure you comply with the requirements. If you have any questions regarding these new restrictions please do not hesitate to contact Council on 4745 2200.

Mayor calls Community Meeting to tackle Drug/Ice Problem

With the support of local community leaders, Carpentaria Shire Mayor, Fred Pascoe has called for a community meeting on Tuesday, 23 June 2015, to devise a community plan and attempt to highlight the serious effects of drug use. Special guest speaker will be footy legend Wendell Sailor.

Mosquito Borne Diseases still a threat in Winter

Council would like to remind residents and visitors of the importance in taking precautions against mosquito borne diseases such as Ross River Virus and Dengue Fever even in the winter months.

Animal Management and Welfare - Dog Rescue

The focus on the management of cats and dogs within Carpentaria Shire Council is on education rather than enforcement. Carpentaria Shire Council is currently offering an amnesty on...

New Gulf Substance Misuse & Community Wellbeing Service

New Gulf Substance Misuse and Community Wellbeing Service Following ongoing calls from Gulf communities for expanded drug and alcohol and mental health services, the Australian Government is...

Road & River Conditions Road & River Conditions

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Regional Road Conditions

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River Levels

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