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. See Queensland Health’s COVID Safe Industry Plan for Hotels, Clubs, Nightclubs and Entertainment facilities. 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.

With the current hotspots in NSW and VIC, it is more important than ever for operators to demonstrate best practice and COVID safe operating procedures.

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

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

It's not every day you get to crawl through a spectacular cave system without a guide ⛰🔦 But in #Chillagoe that's exactly what you can do 🏜The Chillagoe-Mungana Caves began to form 400 million years ago when the landscape was covered by a shallow sea 🌊⛰️ No, you won’t find batman hiding out in here, but you might be lucky enough to spot some bats! 🦇 Ripe with natural & cultural heritage, this incredible place is only a 3hr drive from #Cairns on the @athertontablelands 🚙
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Tropical vibes for tropical lives 🐚🌺 There’s no better place to kick back & relax than on a sand cay in the middle of the @gbrmarinepark ✨ Get the full rockstar experience& have your perfect picnic on #VlasoffCay with @nautilusaviation or @gbrhelicopters 🥥🍉
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BOATS BOATS BOATS ⛵️ We don’t know about you, but in @tropicalnorthqueensland, we’ve got a thing for boats 🌊🐚 On a @gbrmarinepark adventure with @passionsofparadise, things will be smooth sailing ✨☀️ In case you were wondering, their boat is ferry impressive, certainly one of the most boatiful around 😉 It’s time to mast-er the seas 🐠⚓️
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It’s the flipping weekend 🌊🤸‍♂️ There’s nothing quite as majestic as manta ray performing circus tricks on the @gbrmarinepark 🐚✨ This fancy fella was spotted near #FourMileBeach in @portdouglasdaintree ☀️🏝
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There’s nothing better than standing in the warm summer rains of @tropicalnorthqueensland ☔️ But there’s more to @mossmangorge than just a pretty picture 🌿 Here you’ll find over 50,000 years worth of Kuku Yalanji history & culture 👣🌺 Head off on a Dreatime Walk or welcome to country with Traditional Owners, peruse the gallery, take a dip in the cool waters & sample the local food at the cafe 🦋🎨

⚠️ Remember, rising waters & rapids can occur in this area, especially with heavy rain. Please ensure you follow all warnings & take extra precaution when in or around water ✨
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If you like crisp, freshwater swimming holes lined with granite boulders & surrounded by tropical rainforest then we’ve found the perfect place for you ✨🌿 Welcome to the iconic #BabindaBoulders, made even better if you add some bright floaties - giant pink flamingo anyone? 🦩 Maybe a unicorn 🦄 There are picnic and barbecue facilities here, so pack some lunch and make a day of it! 🧺🍉
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A little birdie told us there's something going on along the @savannah_way_australia 🤔🌿 Welcome to @talaroohotsprings, @tropicalnorthqueensland's newest camping and caravan experience 🏕Stay & discover the stories of the Ewamian people of #Einasleigh 👣 Learn about the natural & cultural jewel on the banks of the #EinasleighRiver, Talaroo Hot Springs 💦☀️ 
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​Opening May 2021 ✨
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From where we’d rather be🛁✨ As we’re sure you’re already aware, @tropicalnorthqueensland is home to some pretty monumental mountains 🌄🌿 But #MountMulligan is definitely one of the most paparazzi-worthy 📸🤩 Tucked away in her giant shadow is the breathtaking @mountmulliganlodge 😍 With stunning scenery & luxury living you’ll never want to leave 🌅🙏
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Chasing a scenic spot to relax & recharge? 🤔 We know just the place! 🙌 Say hello to the stunning beachside village where luxury & relaxation reign supreme ☀️🍹 After innovative dining? Try @nunurestaurant 🥭🌺 Beachfront spa? @alamandaspapalmcove 🏝🧖‍♀️ Or maybe you want to discover #PalmCove’s colonial charm 🌸 Then stay the night at @reefhousepalmcove 🐚✨
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