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 / Info
|Port Douglas||Daily 8am – 5pm;|
|Ellis Beach||Weekends only 9am – 5pm; Net removed – Creek mouth issues|
|Palm Cove||Daily 8am – 5pm;|
|Clifton Beach||Weekends only 9am – 5pm;|
|Kewarra Beach||Weekends only 9am – 5pm; Net removed – Creek mouth issues|
|Trinity Beach||Daily 8am – 5pm;|
|Yorkeys Knob||Daily 8am – 5pm;|
|Holloways Beach||Daily 9am – 5pm; Net removed – Beach erosion|
|Cairns Lagoon||6am to 9pm; Thurs—Tues 12 noon to 9pm Wed;|
|Green Island||Daily 9.15am – 4pm|
|Bramston Beach||No Life Saving service; Net removed; flood debris|
|Etty Bay||No Life Saving service; Net removed; flood debris|
|Kurrimine Beach||No Life Saving service;|
|North Mission Beach||No Life Saving service;|
|South Mission Beach||No Life Saving service;|
WARNING: SYMPTOMS FOR IRUKANDJI STINGS MAY TAKE 20 – 40 MINUTES TO DEVELOP.
IF IN DOUBT, FOLLOW THE FIRST AID PRIORITIES AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.