Douglas Shire Council

Douglas Shire covers an area of 2,445km from north of Ellis Beach in th esouth to the Bloomfield River in the north.  The economy of the shire depends mainly on tourism, with 1.2 million visitors annually exploring our many natural wonders, and agriculture of sugar cane farming and processing.  Douglas is home to around 12,000 residents with approx. 70% of residents living in the two main population centres of Port Douglas and Mossman.