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||Open||9am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only|
|Ellis Beach||Open||Weekends/holidays 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||Sundays/holidays only 9am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only|
|Kurrimine Beach||Open||No Lifesaving service|
|North Mission Beach||open||No Lifesaving service|
|South Mission Beach||Open||Weekends/holidays only 9am – 5pm / Surveillance patrol only|
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.