Temporary Road Closure – Christmas Street Party 2017




A temporary road closure will be in place between 4.00pm and 10.00pm, Thursday 14th December, 2017 for the hosting of the Christmas Street Party Shopping Promotion.

  • Queen Street will be closed between Young Street and Parker Street, Ayr.

It is respectfully requested that all vehicles not involved with the event are removed from Queen Street for the duration of the closure.

For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Register now for the Getting Burdekin Women and Girls Active for Life – 2018 Get Out, Get Active Program

Burdekin Shire Council has recently been successful in receiving funding through the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing Get Out, Get Active program.  The program is specifically aimed at women 15 years and over who may be inactive or not as active as they should be!  The aim of the program is to promote healthy lifestyles and active living, by introducing you to new physical activities to trial for eight weeks for FREE with one of the following fitness providers: Activ8, Curves, First In Physio, Nrgize and Snap Fitness.  There will also be FREE weekly lifestyle modification sessions with Jeanie Zonta as part of the HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) program!

The 2018 Burdekin Get Out, Get Active program will run from Monday 5 February to Sunday 1 April 2018.

To be eligible to participate in this 8 week program, you must:

  • Not currently be a member of or regularly attend a gym of fitness provider
  • Not currently participating in regular physical activity more than 2 times per week (including walking, running, swimming, bike riding etc.)
  • Be able to provide a medical clearance/permission form from your Doctor if required
  • Be willing to have your before & after photo taken and regular weighs and measures
  • Be willing to complete a short Survey at the end of the 8 week program
  • NOTE: Preference will be given to participants who did not take part in the 2016 Get Out, Get Active program

If you fit the eligibility criteria listed above and want to make a positive lifestyle change register now by completing the registration form below.  Alternatively, registration forms are also available from Council Customer Service Centre and the Burdekin Library and Home Hill branch.  Please note: registrations close 8 December 2017 – spaces are limited!

2018 Get Out, Get Active Registration Form

Please return your completed registration form to the Burdekin Library or emailby Friday, 8th December 2017.  You will be notified by email if you have been selected to take part in this program.

For any enquiries, please contact the Community Development Team on (07) 4783 9829.

Messy Play – last Thursday of every Month

Come along for some Messy Play Fun with Burdekin Library, on the last Thursday of every Month (not including school holidays).

Dates: 23rd February, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 27th July, 31st August, 26th October, 30th November

Time: 10:30am

Where: Theatre Forecourt

Cost: Free

Ages: 0-5 years

Search the Catalogue on your mobile device – iPad,iPhone or Android device

The Catalogue is now available on your mobile device. This gives you full access to our catalogue 24/7 wherever you are.

Click on the logo to download the App for your Android device

Did you know that the Burdekin Library Catalogue is mobile and can be searched from an Android or Iphone or Ipad device using LibraryAnywhere. Click on the Android Logo to download the Android App.

If you have an Iphone or Ipad you can get the app from the Itunes store


Our Catalogue and LibraryThing

Want to see what LibraryThing for Libraries and their Virtual Shelf add on looks like then have a look at our catalogue. Click on the link below and then click on the virtual shelf button.


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Welcome to the Burdekin Library

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The Burdekin Library is in Ayr North Queensland 1 hour south of Townsville. We are a public library serving the needs of the Burdekin and over time we will publish to this blog more about what we are and what we are doing.

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