Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Yorkey's Creek

Yorkey's Creek declared Fish Habitat Area

Yorkey's Creek declared Fish Habitat Area


Yorkey’s Creek, 11 km north/north-west of Cairns.

Plan number

FHA-034 (PDF, 221.9KB)  (revision 1)


117 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

16 March 1974 (original declaration)
21 September 2001 (redeclared to cadastral boundaries)
22 May 2009 (redeclared to include adjoining fish habitats)

Local government

Cairns Regional Council

Management features

Protects estuarine fish habitats from expansion of urban and residential subdivision and farmland.

Habitat values

Mangrove-lined creeks and wetlands.

Fisheries values

Recreational and Indigenous fishing; barramundi; blue salmon; bream; estuary cod; grunter; mangrove jack; queenfish; whiting; tiger prawns.

Other values

Important area for education.