lockhart river

Located on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula approximately 800km north of Cairns, the Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire encompasses 354,000 hectares of country, comprising a myriad pristine waterways, silver sanded tropical beaches and internationally significant, rainforest areas famed for their rich biodiversity.

Lockhart River has a population of 724 (2016 census) people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 86.8% of the population.

To find out more about Lockhart’s history, people, facilities, events and more visit the Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council.