Latest & Current News

Latest & Current News in Port Douglas

Just because you're on holiday it doesn't mean that you can't keep up to date with what's going on in the world. You'll be able to find most Australian based newspapers and magazines at newsagencies.

If you're looking for up to the minute Port Douglas news then here are a few resources with the most current Port Douglas news available.

Port Douglas news from Google

The Google News service is updated constantly from sources around the world - if you click the next link you'll go to a page showing all the latest Port Douglas news:


Latest ABC Port Douglas (Far North Queensland) news

Below are listed news articles taken from the ABC News website, relating to the Far North Queensland region encompassing Cairns and Port Douglas.

DNA of 'unknown' person found under murdered woman's fingernails, court hears - Tue, 04 Jun 2024 00:33:36 +0000
A forensic scientist says the DNA of two people — Toyah Cordingley and an unknown person — was found on the young woman's fingernail clippings.

Burning hundreds of litres of diesel just to stay open: Welcome to the rainforest without electricity - Mon, 27 May 2024 18:45:28 +0000
Queensland's Daintree Rainforest does not have mains electricity — so many residents are burning hundreds of litres of "dirty" diesel fuel a week just to keep their businesses running.

Cairns woman Toyah Cordingley in secret relationship before her alleged murder, court hears - Wed, 01 May 2024 00:39:28 +0000
During a pre-trial hearing for murder accused Rajwinder Singh, the Supreme Court hears that 24-year-old Toyah Cordingley had started a secret relationship with her podiatrist in the weeks before her death and believed her partner knew "something was off".

Grandfather who died in floodwaters identified, as more than 100mm of rain falls in an hour in south-east Queensland - Wed, 03 Apr 2024 19:41:24 +0000
A man has died after his vehicle became submerged in floodwaters at Greenbank, south of Brisbane.

Sugar mill closure leaves 150 workers without jobs after buy-out falls through - Fri, 22 Mar 2024 03:15:10 +0000
A rescue package promised earlier this year has failed to materialise for one of Australia's oldest sugar mills that will close in Far North Queensland.

This couple has spent months burning fuel and money to power a campsite no-one can visit - Fri, 15 Mar 2024 20:02:55 +0000
The hotel rooms are vacant, the cafes are empty and the only road into this coastal hamlet is impassable. Tourist operators in Australia's far north are now questioning how they will survive. 

Tourist town to rely on bottled water as landslides force Queensland authorities to switch off mains - Mon, 22 Jan 2024 01:17:18 +0000
Port Douglas residents are weary after the mains water is switched off for the second time this month amid concerns for the tourist town's reputation as they are told to fill water containers.

Divers brought to tears by confronting reef damage from Tropical Cyclone Jasper - Thu, 18 Jan 2024 19:59:50 +0000
Divers have captured underwater footage of coral bleaching and algal blooms in the Great Barrier Reef after Tropical Cyclone Jasper dumped metres of rain on Far North Queensland, while aerial imagery shows sediment washing out to sea.

'Here we go again': Monsoon could bring 'menacing' thunderstorms, more rain to Far North Queensland - Fri, 12 Jan 2024 20:50:23 +0000
Weary residents in storm-ravaged towns, who had just started to get on top of clean-up efforts, are facing the possibility of more rain.

Fears heavy rains could hamper recovery in regions still reeling from ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper - Thu, 11 Jan 2024 19:52:44 +0000
A monsoon trough has brought heavy rain to regions still sodden after ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper. 

Major highways connecting flood-ravaged Far North Queensland set to re-open in coming weeks - Wed, 10 Jan 2024 06:31:44 +0000
A popular tourist drive and a critical freight route closed by extreme weather are closer to re-opening north of Cairns, but the state government says they are still months away from being fully repaired.

Storm-ravaged homes to take years to rebuild in Queensland after back-to-back natural disasters - Sun, 07 Jan 2024 03:17:57 +0000
The Queensland government says it will take years to get homes repaired, after wild storms and flooding lashed the south-east over the Christmas holidays.

Queensland government makes bid to rebrand the far north after flood footage goes viral around the world - Thu, 04 Jan 2024 21:37:41 +0000
The Queensland government will attempt to lure tourists back to the state's flood-ravaged far north with discounted flights and accommodation.

'They're broken': Flood-ravaged Far North Queenslanders remain stranded, without power, water - Wed, 03 Jan 2024 20:10:57 +0000
Nearly three weeks after ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper crossed the coast, one community is still without basic amenities and another is completely cut off by road, prompting calls for help from the Australian Defence Force.

Residents lose drinking water as landslips triggered by flooding damage treatment plant - Fri, 29 Dec 2023 00:48:52 +0000
Locals in parts of flood-devastated Far North Queensland are left without drinking water as authorities race to fix a badly damaged water treatment plant in aftermath of ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper.

Why a simple thing like getting the beer back on tap can ease the trauma after a flood - Sun, 24 Dec 2023 20:00:00 +0000
North Queensland publican Paul Goodrick took about three days to get his beer taps up and running for locals after Queensland's flood peaked. That quick action could be key for the community's recovery.

This remote pub has survived 148 years, but floods have thrown it a new challenge - Sat, 23 Dec 2023 20:38:52 +0000
From heroic helicopter and tinny rescues to shocking damage and crocodiles in town, the Far North Queensland flood disaster shows life there at its best and worst.

Do you have a holiday booked in Far North Queensland this Christmas? Don't cancel it yet - Thu, 21 Dec 2023 22:10:58 +0000
With Far North Queensland's peak tourism period disrupted by a cyclone and flooding, the state government wants Australians to show their support by continuing with plans to visit the region for a holiday.

Did the Bureau of Meteorology drop the ball in its Tropical Cyclone Jasper forecasts? - Thu, 21 Dec 2023 20:58:11 +0000
An ABC analysis of events which unfolded last week shows the bureau's rain forecasts after Jasper's landfall were hindered by very poor modelling of the system's track.

Mud, water, and mosquitoes pose triple threat after record floods in Queensland - Thu, 21 Dec 2023 02:02:16 +0000
It's not just crocs lurking in floodwaters, small bacteria could provide one big headache in north Queensland. But there are ways to stay safe.

Evacuation of Wujal Wujal continues, minister promises Far North Queensland lights back on for Christmas - Wed, 20 Dec 2023 19:51:48 +0000
All vulnerable people have been evacuated from Kowanyama in Cape York, while Energy Minister Mick de Brenni promises Queensland's far northern communities the lights will be back on for Christmas. 

Far North Queensland flood assistance payments announced, first Wujal Wujal evacuees land on higher ground - Mon, 18 Dec 2023 19:53:34 +0000
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced applications for disaster recovery will open on Wednesday, as Wujal Wujal residents are evacuated.

How a low-level cyclone caused Cairns's largest flood in more than a century - Mon, 18 Dec 2023 06:53:41 +0000
As heavy rain starts to ease across north Queensland, and evacuations get underway, locals are wondering how a relatively low-level category cyclone turned into such chaos.

Tourism bookings blown away by ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper as industry says it's open for business - Fri, 15 Dec 2023 06:04:43 +0000
Tourism authorities are counting the costs of mass cancellations in the wake of ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper, but are ready and raring to receive travellers to Far North Queensland.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper leaves Far North Queensland residents isolated by floodwaters, cut off from services with no power - Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:07:16 +0000
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper is moving slowly, meaning heavy rain is expected again today in the far north, after flooded roads made many areas inaccessible for Ergon Energy repair crews yesterday.