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Marine Stingers, Fraser Island

This alert applies to the following parks:

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

  • Marine stingers have been reported by swimmers on the western side of Fraser Island in particular Platypus Bay and around creeks, including Awinya and Wathumba.
  • Several visitors have been stung recently, with symptoms requiring paramedic attention.
  • Medical assistance is limited on 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). Try 112 if you have low or no mobile phone reception.

Your safety is our concern but your responsibility.

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Last updated
31 October 2016