Lowatta Lodge

Local Island amenities


There is a well-stocked grocery store on the Island with fresh produce arriving once a week on the shipping barge. Alcohol is permitted on the Island, however, there is no bottle shop or pub on the Island.


Operating hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday, 9am – 12noon
Sunday & Public holiday, CLOSED
Located in the centre of the Community – Across from the Community hall

Kozan Shop

Operating hours:
Monday to Saturday, 10am – 10pm
Sunday, 1:30pm – 10pm
Located at the end of Barney Road.


The Masig Health Centre known as the Medical Aide Post (MAP) is the only medical outpost on the island. People have access to primary health care by a registered nurse, local health workers and regular doctors clinics. Patience requiring extra treatment are airlifted into the Thursday Island Hospital on Thursday Island.

Operating hours:
Monday to Friday, 8am – 12noon; 1pm – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday, after hours on call*
Address: Aous Rd
Phone: (07) 4069 4296

*After hours contact: Robyn White, RN Phone: 0428 737 637