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Marine stingers - 01 November to 31 May

Applies until 1 May 2020.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Kgari (Fraser Island) Great Sandy National Park

Marine stingers and other dangerous marine life are present, especially during the summer months, in the waters off K’gari (Fraser Island), Hervey Bay and the Great Sandy Strait.

  • Marine stingers have been reported by swimmers on the western side of K’gari (Fraser Island) in particular Platypus Bay and around creeks, including Awinya and Wathumba.
  • Several visitors have been stung in recent years, with symptoms requiring paramedic attention.
  • Medical assistance is limited on K’gari (Fraser Island) and visitors are advised to take this into consideration.
  • Marine stingers and some other marine life can cause serious injury or death.
  • Swimming is not recommended.

In an emergency: dial Triple Zero (000).

Your safety is our concern but your responsibility.

For further information please visit www.des.qld.gov.au.

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Last updated
1 November 2019