Emergency Information

Be prepared for cyclone season

The tourism industry is well prepared for weather events like cyclones with management plans in place to keep visitors safe. This year, COVID-19 requirements need to be incorporated into cyclone emergency plans.

With a La Nina summer underway, your business emergency plans should be updated and all necessary steps taken to be prepared, including how you will notify staff and guests that an event is likely to occur. Businesses should also consider the risk of COVID-19 during an extreme weather event and ensure you have adequate supplies of PPE to keep staff safe and your businesses operating. Queensland Health will issue updated advice if an outbreak requires further restrictions on businesses. Public health directions will be published here.

As we are in the holiday season please keep in mind the information issued by the Bureau of Meteorology to ensure you and your staff have plenty of time to prepare for any extreme weather events. ABC radio will provide emergency warnings on your local ABC frequency and on their ABC emergency website.

TTNQ will alert members via email to necessary tourism information and actions to be taken if a weather event is likely to impact our region.

Preparation checklist
How to protect your business
Cairns Regional Council – Emergency Map Images


Crisis Communication Workbook
How to make a “video” video

Key emergency links and communication resources

Bureau of Meteorology BOM
QLD Tropical Cyclone Warnings: 1300 659 212
QLD Land Weather and Flood Warnings: 1300 659 219
QLD Coastal Marine Warnings: 1300 360 427
Australian Tsunami Threat Information (1300 TSUNAMI) 1300 878 6264
QLD General Warnings (call costs apply) 1900 969 922

ABC Radio frequencies
Atherton 720 AM
Babinda 95.7 FM
Cairns 801 AM 106.7 FM
Cairns North 95.5 FM
Georgetown 106.1 FM
Coen 105.9 FM
Cooktown 105.7 FM
Croydon 105.9 FM
Dimbulah 91.7 FM
Lakeland 106.1 FM
Laura 106.1 FM
Mission Beach 89.3 FM
Mossman 639 AM
Mount Garnet 95.7 FM
Mount Molloy 95.7 FM
Normanton 105.7 FM
Thursday Island (Torres Strait) 1062 AM
Tully 95.5 FM
Weipa 1044 AM
You can also download the complete list for Queensland here.

Emergency Contacts
Rural Fire Qld Cairns 4042 5468
Ergon outages & disruptions 131 670
Main Road closures 131 940
SES Flood & Storm Assistance 132 500
Queensland Health 13 43 25 84

Local Disaster Coordination Centres
Cairns Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4044 3377
Carpentaria Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4745 2200
Cassowary Coast Local Disaster Coordination Centre 1300 188 505
Cook Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 131 940
Croydon Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4748 7111
Douglas Shire Disaster Coordination Centre 4098 2599
Etheridge Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4079 9029
Hinchinbrook Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4776 4600
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4083 8000
Mareeba Local Disaster Coordination Centre 1300 308 461
Tablelands Local Disaster Coordination Centre 1300 362 242
Torres Strait Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4069 1336
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4083 9100
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4056 9120

#ExploreTNQ

POV: walking through the rainforest canopy at @mamutropicalskywalk 🌴

📸 @_clare.louise_ #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Winter in the outback? Now that’s what we call heaven ☀️ If you’re visiting @cobboldgorge, don’t forget to book a boat or SUP tour 🛶 There’s no better way to get up close & personal with the beauty of the gorge ✨ Beneath your board, native fish dart through the waters & beside you, the sandstone walls soar 19 metres high! 🐠⛰

📸 @hjones0710 #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia 

[ID: People in a small boat travelling through Cobbold Gorge. The water is green and blue in colour and surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs]
PSA excessive caffeine was consumed in the making of this video ☕️ Before the Monday morning blues hit, pick your perfect coffee stop in Cairns 😌

📍 @wharfonecairns
📍 @thechamberscairns
📍 @succulivingandco
📍 @guyalacafe
📍 @thenookcairns

#explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Holy shark…whale shark that is! 🦈

This guy came to visit the @greatadventurescruises semi-sub recently and really livened up these lucky guests’ reef trip 🤿🐠

Have you seen anything quite like this on your trip to the @gbrmarinepark? 😱

#explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
C’mon give us a smooch 💋

The team at @descentproductions came face to snorkel with this 240lb potato cod at the famous Cod Hole off the coast of @tropicalnorthqueensland 🤿🐠

#explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Just a couple of Papuan Frogmouths caught by the paps 🎥 Much like our fan favourites the Tawny Frogmouth, these guys aren't actually owls at all 🦉 They are part of the Nocturnal Nightjar family, and are the largest of the Frogmouths in length 🌴🪶 Although the Papuan Frogmouth is common, they’re masters of disguise, meaning they can be hard to spot to even by the sharpest pair of eyes 👀

📸 @matti_rambo_shoots #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia 

[ID: close up of two Papuan Frogmouth birds (similar in appearance to owls) sitting on a branch staring at the camera]
t's not hard to see why Mena Creek Falls has been enchanting visitors to @paronellapark forever 🏰🍃 Have you been here before?

📸 @_rochelleryan_ #explorecairnsGBR #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia

[ID: aerial of person standing on the bridge at Mena Creek Falls, surrounded by lush greenery]
Just some humpbacks putting on a whaley great show just off the @cassowarycoastaustralia 🐋🤩

📸 @troybe_spearfishing #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia