Council's Storm Tide Evacuation Maps have been produced for the information of residents of the Cairns region for the purposes of personal disaster planning in terms of level of risk and threat assessment from storm tide inundation.

Users of the information displayed in this disaster management mapping service, should review the maps to ascertain the applicability of the information in relation to their individual risk exposure and any official evacuation advice.

Storm tides will be accompanied by gale force winds, with successive waves of seawater rapidly moving across the foreshore. Trees, building material and other debris may be carried along by the storm tide.

An evacuation must occur prior to the storm tide event. Inundation from storm tide is not comparable to riverine flooding. For detailed river or urban drainage flooding information for a particular property, residents can obtain flood zone information about their property by requesting and paying for a land record search.

Evacuation Routes and Maps

MAP 2-301 Overview - Machans Beach to Ellis Beach (780.3 KB)

MAP 2-301 - Ellis Beach, Palm Cove, Macalister Range, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach, Trinity Park, Smithfield, Yorkeys Knob, Holloways Beach, Caravonica, Machans Beach, Barron, Freshwater, Stratford, Aeroglen, Barron Gorge, Kamerunga. 

MAP 2-302 Machans Beach to Trinity Park (594.0 KB)

MAP 2-302 - Ellis Beach, Palm Cove, Clifton Beach, Macalister Range Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach, Trinity Park. 

MAP 2-303 Trinity Beach to Ellis Beach (535.2 KB)

MAP 2-303 - Trinity Beach, Trinity Park, Yorkeys Knob, Smithfield, Holloways Beach, Machans Beach, Caravonica, Barron.