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.
Lifeguard / Net
|Port Douglas||Daily 9am – 5pm|
|Ellis Beach||Daily 9am – 5pm|
|Palm Cove||Daily 9am – 5pm|
|Clifton Beach||No Lifeguard on duty|
|Kewarra Beach||No Lifeguard on duty|
|Trinity Beach||Daily 9am – 5pm|
|Yorkeys Knob||Daily 9am – 5pm|
|Holloways Beach||Open – No Lifeguard on duty|
|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 – Sunday only|
|Kurrimine Beach||No Lifeguard on duty|
|North Mission Beach||No lifeguard on duty|
|South Mission Beach||No Lifeguard on duty – Sunday only|
WARNING: SYMPTOMS FOR IRUKANDJI STINGS MAY TAKE 20 – 40 MINUTES TO DEVELOP.
IF IN DOUBT, FOLLOW THE FIRST AID PRIORITIES AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.