Due to the Federal Government’s advice against non-essential travel, the Douglas Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is restricting access at the Daintree Ferry to local residents and essential services only.

Council will work closely with local police and the ferry contractor to implement the new measures at the Daintree River crossing.

All occupants of a vehicle will be required to provide proof of their residential address, drivers licence, local ferry card or be a regular user who can be identified by the ferry contractor.

Essential services includes:

  • Freight
  • Trades and Construction
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Emergency workers
  • School
  • Those travelling to and from work
  • Court orders including family court
  • Compassionate grounds
  • Medical treatment

‘Local resident’ is defined as anyone who lives in Douglas Shire. Normal fees apply.

The new measures are a precautionary response to reduce the risk of COVID-19 within the community.

The restrictions will be active until further notice. For any enquiries, please contact Gaye Scott at 0418 793 009 or Gaye.Scott@douglas.qld.gov.au 

COVID-19 Council Updates

Compassionate Travel

If you live outside the Douglas Shire and believe you need to travel on the Daintree Ferry for a compelling compassionate reason, please complete the below form.

Council will review the request and provide a response within 24 hours.

Bloomfield Track

The Bloomfield Track has been closed at Emmagen Creek, north of Cape Tribulation.

A road block was placed there by the State Government to protect indigenous communities from the COVID-19 virus.

Queensland Police Officers are also stationed on the Mulligan Highway at Mt Carbine to provide the travelling public with information about access to the Cape. Please direct any enquiries to the Queensland Police.

The CREB Track is also closed.