Beach Reports

Australia’s waters contain many sea creatures including Marine Stingers. They are generally quite easy to avoid, Stingers can cause discomfort if you are stung and some Tropical species (the Irukandji and the Box Jellyfish for example) can be lethal. So, to ensure you enjoy your day at the beach always remember to swim at a patrolled beach and look out for safety signs.

 

Beach

Status

Lifeguard Patrols

Port Douglas 8am – 5pm Daily
Ellis Beach Weekends only 9am – 5pm
Palm Cove 8am – 5pm Daily
Clifton Beach  Weekends only 9am – 5pm
Kewarra Beach  Weekends only 9am – 5pm
Trinity Beach 8am – 5pm Daily
Yorkeys Knob 8am – 5pm Daily
Holloways Beach  9am – 5pm Daily
Cairns Lagoon 6am to 9pm Thurs—Tues 12 noon to 9pm Wed
Green Island 9.15am — 4pm Daily
Bramston Beach No Lifeguard on duty
Etty Bay No Lifeguard on duty
Kurrimine Beach No Lifeguard on duty
North Mission Beach No Lifeguard on duty
South Mission Beach No lifeguard on duty

 

First Aid for Tropical Marine Stings

  1. Treat the sting- Pour Vinegar onto Sting
  2. Call for Help – Lifesaver/Lifeguard or dial 000 for Ambulance
  3. Emergency Care – CPR if needed
  4. Seek medical aid Hospital/Ambulance

WARNING: SYMPTOMS FOR IRUKANDJI STINGS MAY TAKE 20 – 40 MINUTES TO DEVELOP. IF IN DOUBT FOLLOW THE FIRST AID PRIORITIES AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.