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Servicing of grease traps in Hinchinbrook

Due to changing regulations and recent advice from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection grease trap waste can no longer be processed in Hinchinbrook.  This has led to changes in the options available to residents for grease trap servicing.  The current options available for grease trap pump outs are:

Cleanaway – contact phone 4774 7333 or via website:

JJ Richards – contact phone 4774 5555 or via website:

You will need to contact such operators to organise the service and to secure quotes for the provision of the service.  Council will inform the Community in the event  other service providers become available in the future or in the alternative  you are encouraged to do your own research and obtain quotes from all service providers.

There are no changes to the disposal of septic tank waste so your usual service provider or plumber may still provide this service.

Should you require further information or have any difficulty in servicing your grease trap or septic tank please contact Environment and Community Services on 4776 4607.



Is your local community group looking for small community grants to help with an event?

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council are now offering quarterly grants throughout the year to help support local community groups with their events and functions.

To apply for grants throughout the year dates closing dates are as follows:

  • For events held between 1 March 2016 – 31 May 2016 – applications close 29 January 2016
  • For events held between 1 June 2016 – 31 August 2016 – applications close 29 April 2016
  • Requests for consideration of an annual grant - close 29 April for assistance required for the following financial year
  • For events held between 1 September 2016 – 30 November 2016 – applications close 29 July 2016
  • For events held between 1 December 2016 – 28 February 2017 – applications close 28 October 2016

To be considered eligible for a grant an individual, group or organisation must operate within the Hinchinbrook Shire and be not for profit.

Click here for community grants application form.



For a list of available grants and tenders for the region, please click on the links provided below which will take you to the Regional Development Australia (RDA) website.

Click here for Grants - RDA collates information on upcoming grants from government, corporate, philanthropic and private sectors.

Click here for Tenders - RDA collates information on upcoming tenders from government, corporate and private sectors.




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2016 / 2017 Budget at a Glance

1% General Rate increase. Water and Sewerage Utility Charges will increase as follows:

Budget Reflects Tough Economic Times and Commitment to Foster and Support Business Growth and Diversification

Hinchinbrook Shire Council’s 2016/2017 budget reflects two key challenges the Shire is currently faced with. Firstly, the tough financial conditions the district is facing due to the current economic climate and, secondly, the need for Council to move on attracting and developing alternate industries that will provide new employment and future growth. Mayor Ramon Jayo reinforced this when he commented, “Statistics such as the ABS Regional Population Growth clearly evidence the downward trend that this district faces. We need to address this and at the same time keep spending and therefore rates as low as possible”.

2016 Wingate Properties Sports Encouragement Bursaries

Applications are now being taken in the Hinchinbrook Shire for 2016 Wingate Properties North Queensland Sports Encouragement Bursaries. Wingate Properties offer a $650 bursary for two junior athletes in the Hinchinbrook Shire to further encourage development in their chosen sport.

Josh Liddle's Hinchinbrook Way

Discover Adventure Ascend over the majestic peaks of the Hinchinbrook region and take in the Jurassic wilderness of a time long forgotten. Josh Liddle’s story is breathtaking, capturing the natural beauty of the landscape beckoning travellers to heed the call; your adventure of a lifetime is here. From the tropical islands, the untouched beaches, the Great Barrier Reef, the Jurassic peaks, rugged gorges, towering waterfalls, the lush rainforests, open woodlands… there is nowhere else on Earth where nature is more accessible