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

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The view of #EmeraldCreek that you might not have seen ✨🌌 This stunning @athertontablelands gem (get it? 😉) is one of the most photogenic spots around 💦 With breathtaking walking trails & awe-inspiring views of the valley, plus the unmissable #EmeraldCreekFalls 🙌 To get here from Cairns, head off along the Kennedy Highway towards Mareeba for about an hour 🚙

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Rainforest & rapids & reefs, oh my! 🌿 

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Happy World Oceans Day! 💙

With the @gbrmarinepark right on our doorstep, what better place to celebrate the wonders of the ocean? 🌊🐠 

Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system? 😲 It’s home to an incredibly diverse range of marine life, including some prehistoric creatures & corals that are millions of years old 🐚

Find out how you can help protect the reef by clicking our bio link 👆
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Happy birthday @queensland! 🎉

Celebrating Queensland Day under the stars in #MissionBeach ✨🌴 

There’s a lot to love about our beautiful state, especially in @tropicalnorthqueensland 🙌 We’ve got the @wettropicsworldheritage listed rainforest & @gbrmarinepark in our backyard, vast outback landscapes, incredible culture & some amazing wildlife 🌿🐨 What’s not to love 😉

Is this your favourite place in Queensland? 🦋
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Don’t mind us, we’re just daydreaming about the postcard-perfect @fitzroyisland 🐚☀️ This quintessential tropical island National Park holds the title of one of the top beaches in the country 🏖 #NudeyBeach boasts incredible views, refreshing water & one of the most photogenic coral shores around 🏝 Remember, Nudey by name only so keep your clothes on 🤭👙

Have you visited Fitzroy Island yet? ✨

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Natural beauty at its finest ✨🏖 Just a few hours drive north of Cairns, in #CapeYork, lies the breathtaking #ElimBeach ☀️ Setting up camp at @eddiesbeachcampground means you’re in the perfect position to visit the awe-inspiring Coloured Sands ✨ Only accessible by 4WD at low tide, the famous Coloured Sands are a bucket list sight for everyone who visits the area. ⚠️ Remember to stay safe while visiting. Look after yourself & this natural landmark 🧡

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