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||Closed||8am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.- Nets Removed|
|Ellis Beach||Closed||Saturday 1pm – 5pm and Sundays/holidays 9am – 5pm.- Nets Removed|
|Palm Cove||Open||8am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.|
|Clifton Beach||Open||9am – 5pm / Monday and Sundays.|
|Kewarra Beach||Open||9am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.|
|Trinity Beach||Open||8am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.|
|Yorkeys Knob||Open||8am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday.|
|Holloways Beach||Closed||9am – 5pm / Monday to Sunday. Net Removed.|
|Cairns Lagoon||Open||6am to 9pm; Thurs—Tues, 12 noon to 9pm Wed|
|Etty Bay||Open||Sundays/holidays only 9am – 5pm|
|Kurrimine Beach||Open||No Lifesaving service|
|North Mission Beach||Open||Holidays only 9am – 5pm.|
|South Mission Beach||Open||Sundays/Holidays only 9am – 5pm.|
First Aid for Tropical Marine Stings
- Treat the sting- Pour Vinegar onto Sting
- Call for Help – Lifesaver/Lifeguard or dial 000 for Ambulance
- Emergency Care – CPR if needed
- 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.