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 / Info

Port Douglas Open 8am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only
Ellis Beach Open Weekends only 9am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only
Palm Cove Open 8am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only
Clifton Beach Open Weekends/holidays only 9am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only
Kewarra Beach Open Weekends/holidays  only 9am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only
Trinity Beach Open 8am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only
Yorkeys Knob Open 8am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only
Holloways Beach Open 9am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only
Cairns Lagoon closed 6am to 9pm; Thurs—Tues,  12 noon to 9pm Wed,
Bramston Beach Open No Life Saving service
Etty Bay Open 9am-5pm Surveillance patrol only
Kurrimine Beach Open No Life Saving service
North Mission Beach Open 9am – 5pm Surveillance patrol only
South Mission Beach Open 9am – 5pm Surveillance patrol only

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.