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 Daily 9am – 5pm; Net ETA 7 Nov
Ellis Beach Saturday 1pm -5pm, Sunday and Public Holidays 9am – 5pm; Net ETA 4 Nov
Palm Cove Daily 9am – 5pm; Net ETA 4 Nov
Clifton Beach No Life Saving service; Net ETA 4 Nov
Kewarra Beach No Life Saving service; Net ETA 4 Nov
Trinity Beach Daily 9am – 5pm; Net ETA 4 Nov
Yorkeys Knob Daily 9am – 5pm; Net ETA 4 Nov
Holloways Beach No Life Saving service; Net ETA 4 Nov
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 ETA 5 Nov
Etty Bay Sunday and Public Holidays 9am – 5pm; Net ETA 5 Nov
Kurrimine Beach No Life Saving service; Net ETA 6 Nov
North Mission Beach No Life Saving service; Net ETA 6 Nov
South Mission Beach Sunday and Public Holidays 9am – 5pm; Net ETA 6 Nov

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.