Beaches and coastal management
Fraser Coast beaches and coastline are unique in that they are greatly influenced by Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Straits.
Our warm sheltered waters provide safe swimming and water activities for all ages.
Follow the links provided below to find information on any beaches across the Fraser Coast, including tide times, swimming conditions, beach safety, facilities, temperatures and UV ratings.
Australia's marine and estuarine environment is home to many interesting animals, including some harmful jellyfish collectively known as marine stingers. Several of these may occasionally be found in the sub-tropical waters of Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast.
With sharks becoming more active during the warmer months, Fisheries Queensland, part of the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation are urging people to play safe when visiting Queensland waters.
Witness King Tides Project
Witness King Tides is a fun community photography project that helps us visualise the potential future impacts of sea level rise and current risks today.
Changing coastal conditions will impact our environment and coastal communities in the coming years and it is important that Australians are informed and aware of potential risks and hazards.
By taking a photo of the king tide in your area, you will help us create a national collection of images to help understand what our coast could look like in the future.
Register at www.witnesskingtides.org
Foreshore Enhancement Action Plans
Foreshore Enhancement Action Plans have been prepared to include works which will improve functionality, safety, amenity of key areas and provide opportunities for passive recreation and protection of environmental areas along the Hervey Bay foreshore.
To view the Action Plans and associated maps, see the Downloads below.
Council must gain approval from the Queensland Government for the removal of any fallen trees on beaches.
The land tenure, the location of high water mark and the location of protected areas are key factors that affect what action may be taken to disturb trees that have fallen onto beaches.
All marine plants (whether alive or dead) are protected under Queensland law through provisions of the Fisheries Act 1994. Destruction, damage or disturbance of marine plants without prior aproval from Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries (QPIF) is prohibited. Penalties of up to $300,000 apply.
If you observe any disturbance of marine plants, contact the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol on 1800 017 116 or Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries on 13 25 23.
For enquiries email Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Council on 1300 79 49 29.