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Douglas Shire Council area


The Douglas region has a burgeoning arts and cultural scene, served by a range of arts and cultural facilities and events. Local art galleries also add to the vibrancy of the region, making it an attractive destination for visitors.

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies

Douglas Shire Corporate Plan 2014-19

Festivals and Events

World Environment Day Art Exhibition

Port Douglas Carnivale

Porttoberfest Port Douglas

Sunset in the Park Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef Marathon


Arts and Cultural Assets


The Clink Theatre

Karnak Playhouse


Australia and Oceanic Art Gallery - 51 Macrossan Street Port Douglas Qld 4877

Floravilla Art Gallery - Cnr Cape Tribulation Rd and Cow Bay Rd Daintree Qld 4873

Douglas Arts Studio Gallery Inc.

Hoglund Art Glass Studio & Gallery

Janbal Gallery

New Vision Art Gallery

Ngarru Indigenous Fine Art Gallery

Studio 49

Mossman Gorge Centre

Museums and Heritage

Douglas Shire Historical Society

Old Courthouse Museum


Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with Douglas Shire Council to support a range of local arts and cultural initiatives through the Regional Arts Development Fund in addition to investments through our other funding programs.

View previous funding recipients.

Other Queensland Government investment 

The Queensland Government also provides funding for local arts and cultural activities through the following investment programs: