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 / Net

Port Douglas Daily 9am – 5pm
Ellis Beach Daily 9am – 5pm
Palm Cove Daily 9am – 5pm
Clifton Beach No Lifeguard on duty
Kewarra Beach No Lifeguard on duty
Trinity Beach Daily 9am – 5pm
Yorkeys Knob Daily 9am – 5pm
Holloways Beach Open – No Lifeguard on duty
Cairns Lagoon 6am to 9pm Thurs—Tues 12 noon to 9pm Wed
Green Island 9.15am – 4pm Daily
Bramston Beach No Lifeguard on duty
Etty Bay No Lifeguard on duty – Sunday only
Kurrimine Beach No Lifeguard on duty
North Mission Beach No lifeguard on duty
South Mission Beach No Lifeguard on duty – Sunday 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.