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Your Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is meeting daily to support the community.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all community members, authorities,  agencies and everyone who has travelled from across Queensland to assist our shire, for their tireless efforts, heartfelt support and expertise during these challenging times.


Here’s what you need to know:

A team from Disaster Management Australia is on site and assisting with the assessment of the water network.

Council staff are continuing with the clean-up and assessing local roads.

SES has received 250 calls for assistance and are working through them.


Community Hubs

Wonga Beach Centre (Wonga State School). The centre will be staffed by Council from 0800 – 1600 daily.


Evacuation Centres

The Mossman State High School Sports Centre is available for use.



NBN – Approx. 280 customers still impacted

Telstra – still impacted with Newell Beach, Wonga, Julatten focus today.

Optus – TBA



About 200 customers remain impacted

Stewart Creek and Upper Daintree locations have extensive powerline damage (lost poles & wires) and may take longer to reinstate – potentially impacting the Village so generators have been arranged to be operational there this afternoon.


Water Treatment
Disaster Management Australia arrived & is working with DSC have developed a plan, addressing water supply risk. Initial Mossman water supply remains disrupted with the treatment plant not able to meet demand. Investigations have found potential intake blockage issues.

Please see water update on the website.



We have allowed all access from the landslip on the Cook Highway upwards. We have access to the Daintree Village and the three major valleys we have pushed to as far as we can but there are four landslips. Council will need to wait before traversing for safety reasons. A geotechnical engineer will be called upon for this.



Captain Cook Highway remains closed at Oak Beach with multiple landslips north of Ellis Beach.

A number of local roads are closed or are requiring repairs.

There is a major issue at the Alexandra Range. An aerial assessment revealed eight landslips on the bitumen road from the Fery to Cape Tribulation.

There are two landslips at Noah Range, with one being 110 metres long. The road has been wiped away which will need additional resources.
There is a pocket at Dagara where people will not be able be accessed via road.


Daintree Ferry

Opening hours for the Daintree Ferry:

Thurs 21 Dec – 7:30am to 6pm
Fri 22 Dec – 7:30am to 6pm
Sat 23 Dec – 6am to 6pm
Sun 24 Dec – 6am to 6pm
Mon 25 Dec – 6am to 8am; 4pm to 6pm
Tues 26 Dec – 6am to 6pm
Until further notice 6am to 6pm
Emergency Services, essential services and locals living north of Daintree River ONLY until further notice.


Resupply Operations

ADF and QPS continuing resupply operations north of the Daintree River
QPS delivering food, water and medicine to isolated residents
QPS -EMC coordinated resupply of 400l diesel and 200l of ULP to Forest Creek.


Community Recovery

Community Hub in Wonga today.

Community Hub to be set up and Mossman tomorrow.

The Mossman State High School Sports Centre is available for use.


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