Beach Reports

The Beaches and Oceans of Tropical Queensland are an important part of the natural attractions of the region. During the warmer months Marine Stingers may be present in tropical waters, but by taking a few simple precautions you can minimise risk associated with the two types of potentially dangerous jellyfish (marine stingers). Swim at patrolled beaches and between the red and yellow flags. Look for, and observe, warning signs, Where provided – Swim in stinger resistant enclosures, Wear protective clothing and do not swim when beaches are closed.

 

Beach

Status

Lifeguard / Net

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

 

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.