Sport and Recreation Facilities
Burketown Pool - Permanently Closed
For further information phone the Council on 07 4745 5100.
- Located at next to the Burke Shire Offices on Musgrave Street, Burketown . Here you can play tennis, basketball and use a hit-up wall.
- The Gregory township has two Multi-Purpose Courts available for use.
- Please bring your own equipment.
Located in Morning Glory Park, Burketown and on Wills Development Road, Gregory opposite the Gregory Downs Hotel.
Outdoor Exercise / Fitness Stations
The Exercise / Fitness stations at Morning Glory Park in Burketown are open all day, every day and are free for casual use. The recreational equipment allows the community to access fitness and exercise equipment in a natural environment.
Albert River Fishing Bridge
One of Burke Shire most popular fishing spot the Historic Old Bridge which crosses the Albert River is used frequently by Tourist and locals for fishing, it is specially a designed fishing area with rod holders and lights for night fishing. Many locals take a picnic down to enjoy by the river but don't forget to take home your rubbish.
- Be croc wise fishing near the Albert River and all other Rivers in the Burke Shire. The fact that you can't see a croc doesn't mean it can't see you.
- Leave no rubbish - please take away your rubbish, including old fishing line, cans, bait packets and fish.
- As size and possession limits are subject to change under Queensland law, the Burke Shire recommends that, for consistently accurate information, you refer to the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website - Recreational Fishing Rules
- Throughout the Queensland east coast and the Gulf of Carpentaria a closed season applies to barramundi - please refer to the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website - Seasonal Closures
Don Bowley Burketown Wharf Precinct - Lalala Gurjurunggi
Located on Trugainni Road Burketown this new facility boast a jetty, 3 car/barge boat ramp and a pontoon.
Be a responsible skipper, before you head out on the water in this very remote area follow these simple tips:
- Check that your boat is in good condition.
- Check that you have all the required safety equipment on board. Ensure all safety equipment is in good condition and easily accessible, in case of an emergency. Make sure everybody on board knows where the safety equipment is stored.
- Report your trip. Let someone know where you are going, how many people are on board and when you intend to return.
- Have the right marine licence. Make sure you and your crew know how to handle the boat for where you are going.
- Know how to use your marine radio, which channels to use and when.
- Check the weather before you go out.
- Make sure you have enough water and fuel for the whole trip.
- Go easy on the drink—waves, wind and weather multiply the effects of alcohol. Far too many boating fatalities involve alcohol.
- Know the rules of the sea-road, and follow them.
- Lifejacket—wear it! If it’s not on, it can’t save you.
Alcohol Restrictions apply to all islands in the Gulf. The Mornington Island restricted area is the Mornington Shire including all public and private places. This includes all foreshores and the 23 islands in the Wellesley, South Wellesley, Forsythe and Bountiful Island groups and Sweers Island. Sweers Island Resort is the only licensed premise in the restricted area of Mornington Island. The resort is licensed to sell alcohol to residents and their guests only.