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.

Tourism operators dare to dream of a Queensland comeback after bumper school holidays - Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0000
FNQ is on a high after more than 70,000 people flew into Cairns for the Easter weekend and hotel occupancy rates in Port Douglas touched 90 per cent during the school holidays.

New York hoteliers look to move into Australia with an eye to quadrupling the Port Douglas wedding market - Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:36:20 +0000
The company that operates New York's Plaza Hotel hopes to move into Australia with the aim of boosting the wedding market in a remote tropical paradise.

Federal government's half-price flight scheme starts today - Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:31:38 +0000
Queensland tourism operators are hoping the release of 800,000 half-price airline tickets from today will help counteract Easter holiday cancellations in the wake of the Greater Brisbane lockdown.

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk - Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:31:38 +0000

Cancer patient under investigation after finding crystal and posting about it on social media - Mon, 08 Feb 2021 03:08:13 +0000
A pensioner who is being treated for cancer is facing a $665 fine from Queensland Parks and Wildlife for picking up a crystal bordering a Queensland national park.

Extradition request imminent for 'key person of interest' in Toyah Cordingley murder - Mon, 01 Feb 2021 03:44:22 +0000
An extradition request to track down a key person of interest in the murder of Toyah Cordingley near Cairns in Far North Queensland is expected to be made "very soon", federal MP Warren Entsch says.

'Mother Nature hasn't turned the tap off yet': Tropical Cyclone Kimi downgraded but could reform - Mon, 18 Jan 2021 19:47:41 +0000
Tropical Cyclone Kimi is downgraded to a tropical low overnight and is no longer expected to cross the north Queensland coast, but the system could still reform in the coming week, the Bureau of Meteorology warns.

Townsville airport closes, but Tropical Cyclone Kimi weakens, unlikely to cross coast - Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:18:30 +0000
The Bureau of Meteorology says it is now unlikely the weakening Tropical Cyclone Kimi will significantly impact the north Queensland coast.

Tropical Cyclone Kimi 'unpredictable', BOM warns as Fitzroy Island evacuated - Sun, 17 Jan 2021 19:50:40 +0000
Authorities warn Tropical Cyclone Kimi could be "unpredictable" with residents from Cooktown to Lucinda warned of destructive winds, heavy rainfall, high tides and flash flooding.

Victorians stuck in Qld hope third straight doughnut day means they can go home - Sun, 10 Jan 2021 19:16:15 +0000
Victorians stuck in Queensland by the border closure have their fingers crossed waiting to find out if the third day in a row of no new community coronavirus cases in Brisbane means they can go back home.

Tourism operators fear 'last hope for 2020' is slipping away with new border closures - Mon, 21 Dec 2020 20:15:44 +0000
Tourism operators in Port Douglas hope the summer period can help them recoup revenue lost due to the pandemic, but new border restrictions are yet another blow to the struggling industry.

'No point inviting everybody in Australia to Qld': Businesses frustrated by COVID-19 restrictions despite border opening - Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:40:19 +0000
Interstate tourists are thrilled to be getting into Queensland after months away during the coronavirus restrictions, but many visitors might be disappointed as tourism and venue operators complain they are still limited to 30 per cent capacity and many still can't even open their doors.

Futuristic designs surface for Great Barrier Reef's coral 'ark' - Thu, 29 Oct 2020 01:54:24 +0000
The building, with a brief to "secure the future of coral reefs" and designed to resemble a mushroom coral, will house 800 species, research laboratories and an exhibition centre.

Killer still on the run two years after young woman's brutal murder on beach - Tue, 20 Oct 2020 20:22:21 +0000
Toyah Cordingley's murder shocked the nation and, despite an extensive police investigation spanning several continents, police are no closer to charging anyone over her death.

Developer says work on luxury Port Douglas hotel to start mid-2021 - Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:00:31 +0000
The developers behind a $300-million resort slated for Port Douglas say the project will go ahead, despite occupancy rates in the seaside town being at an all-time low.

Rare species of 'walking' fish found in Australia for first time - Thu, 10 Sep 2020 02:01:48 +0000
A rare "walking" scorpionfish is among the many discoveries made by scientists exploring the depths of the northern Great Barrier Reef.

Convicted conman Peter Foster to be extradited to NSW - Thu, 20 Aug 2020 23:12:54 +0000
Convicted conman Peter Foster will be extradited to New South Wales after his arrest on a north Queensland beach yesterday over an alleged international sports trading scam.

Infamous conman Peter Foster arrested in Far North Queensland - Thu, 20 Aug 2020 03:26:30 +0000
One of Australia's most notorious convicted fraudsters has been arrested walking his dogs on a Port Douglas beach.

'Hostile' reaction as police break up hundreds-strong Queensland beach party - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 02:33:07 +0000
Police were forced to call for backup while dispersing a large crowd partying on a beach north of Cairns on the weekend. Three people among the hundreds in attendance have been charged.

On Country - Kuku Yalanji country: Port Douglas and the Daintree - Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0000
How much do you know about the Aboriginal connection to Port Douglas and the Daintree rainforest?

'Never be completed': Opposition slams Government's latest round of community consultation for Wangetti Trail - Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:24:46 +0000
Queensland Government says they want to further refine its 'jewel in the eco-tourism crown', but the Opposition says it is just a ruse.

Cairns restaurants fined $21k for breaching COVID-safe measures - Mon, 03 Aug 2020 02:20:09 +0000
Four businesses in Far North Queensland have been fined for breaching COVID-19 safety regulations, despite being warned multiple times.

Sydney ban a 'devastating blow' to Far North Queensland tourism - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 02:06:12 +0000
Far North Queensland's tourism-driven economy is dealt another blow, with all of metropolitan Sydney declared a coronavirus hotspot and banned from entering Queensland.

'Keep one cassowary apart': Far North Qld's unique COVID-19 tourism campaign - Tue, 07 Jul 2020 04:47:08 +0000
Far North Queensland incorporates its iconic places and animals into COVID-19 safety messages for tourists.

Report lists the regional economies worst hit by COVID-19, suggests 'green' stimulus - Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:37:08 +0000
A new report suggests a targeted government economic stimulus could generate up to $5.7 billion for Australia's hardest hit regional economies through targeted landcare and conservation programs.