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.

The deadly stinger season has begun - Mon, 31 Oct 2022 05:35:05 +0000
Stinger experts are warning of a potentially big season for deadly jellyfish with several stings already recorded in north Queensland, on the eve of the official season.

Early start to jellyfish season stings lifesaver patrols into action - Mon, 31 Oct 2022 05:16:19 +0000
As reports of stings increase,  nets are being rolled out across Far North Queensland ahead of what experts warn will be perfect conditions for jellyfish.

Which city is putting the brakes on shared e-scooters? - Thu, 27 Oct 2022 23:51:00 +0000
While other Queensland cities are expanding the reach of shared e-scooters, one major tourism city is holding out.

Forget the reef and the rainforest, mountain bike tourism is the next attraction for the far north - Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:46:29 +0000
Home to the oldest mountain bike track in Australia, Cairns and the far north experience a boom in bike sports with $20 million generated this year.

Proposal to remove crocodiles will create a 'false sense of security', says academic - Thu, 15 Sep 2022 00:35:49 +0000
A university academic believes education is better than removing large crocodiles from Queensland waterways because the latter may lead people to become more complacent.

Six months since Australia's border reopened, tourism operators have a question: Where the bloody hell are they? - Thu, 25 Aug 2022 19:02:09 +0000
Figures show international tourist arrivals are less than half what they were pre-COVID, as backpackers continue to stay away.

A new ferry will soon take more visitors into the Daintree. But how many can it handle? - Fri, 12 Aug 2022 04:37:48 +0000
There will soon be a new, bigger Daintree River ferry but conservationists and traditional owners warn the wilderness area can't cope with more visitors.

One of the world's rarest fish spotted off the coast of Queensland - Fri, 01 Jul 2022 21:34:01 +0000
A marine biologist had to ask around after struggling to identify a fish species known to dwell in deep stretches of the ocean.

Supporters fear 'iconic' Wangetti Trail could become suburban concrete pathway - Fri, 01 Jul 2022 02:14:13 +0000
Supporters of the proposed Wangetti Trail are concerned the Queensland government is trying to take shortcuts that could detract from its promised 'iconic' status.

One of the worlds rarest fish has been spotted on the Great Barrier Reef - Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:55:39 +0000
Snorkelers off Port Douglas recently spotted one of the world's rarest fish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Despite the housing crisis in Far North Queensland, 11,500 homes are empty in this region - Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:20:48 +0000
Housing advocates and community leaders want to know why so many properties are going unused despite plummeting rental vacancies and shortages of affordable housing.

Heading to the tropics this school holidays? Best to be prepared and book ahead - Thu, 23 Jun 2022 23:27:42 +0000
Visitation to far north Queensland is on track to exceed pre-pandemic levels this school holidays but businesses dealing with staff shortages are having to manage tourists' expectations. 

Empty nesters asked to spare their bedrooms as critical housing shortage rages in tropical paradise - Thu, 02 Jun 2022 04:42:26 +0000
Anyone with an extra room, granny flat or land for a tent or van is asked to get on board tourism authorities' new Adopt a Worker campaign.

Overseas trips and personal assistants: How employers are attracting new staff - Thu, 26 May 2022 21:55:28 +0000
One Port Douglas hotel is offering a host of benefits to successful job candidates, including a starting bonus, paid parental leave for full-time employees, subsidised private health cover, a free two-night stay and professional development funding.

From fortune-telling machines to risqué pictures, arcade games make a comeback at new museum - Wed, 18 May 2022 21:03:39 +0000
Before computers and electronic games, there were penny arcades, and a museum in Queensland is capturing their wackiness and fun.

Who will you be voting for in the far north Queensland seat of Leichhardt this election? - Wed, 11 May 2022 22:52:40 +0000
The marginal far north Queensland seat of Leichhardt  has long been won by the party that forms government, and this year it is shaping up to be one of the battles to watch.

International tourism to Great Barrier Reef has taken a deep dive and operators want a life raft - Tue, 10 May 2022 23:13:44 +0000
Australian tourists are flocking back to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, but it's not the case for much-needed international visitors.

Sign of the times? Parties say theft of corflutes 'next level' as more than 1,000 vanish - Mon, 09 May 2022 02:23:38 +0000
It's an age-old phenomenon that plays out every election – the disappearance of election signage and creative additions to the ones left standing. But some candidates say more than half of their signs have gone missing during this campaign. 

Trouble in paradise: Libs in danger in seat held by a former croc farmer and party stalwart - Sat, 07 May 2022 00:55:07 +0000
The marginal far north Queensland seat of Leichhardt has long been won by the party that forms government, and this year it is shaping up to be one of the battles to watch.

'Extremely rare' conservation success story as sea lion net deaths drop by 98 per cent - Thu, 07 Apr 2022 23:36:45 +0000
SA's endangered sea lion population has been given a chance to bounce back after a decade-long marine conservation program.

What happened to all those big-ticket projects pitched for Far North Queensland? - Mon, 04 Apr 2022 03:12:26 +0000
Many developers come to Queensland with big dreams and promises. Unfortunately they do not always translate to reality.  

These mates say sore feet and blisters won't stop them from running 24 marathons in 24 days - Wed, 30 Mar 2022 22:01:47 +0000
Determined to do something "bigger" than themselves, Jamie Candler and Ash Currie will attempt to run more than 1,000 kilometres from Port Douglas to the Pajinka to raise money for men's health.

After decades using generators, residents in the world's oldest rainforest are a step closer to microgrid power - Sun, 06 Mar 2022 19:09:07 +0000
The federal government will sign off on a multi-million-dollar deal to bring power to townships living among the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest in Far North Queensland.

Healing the reef — one broken piece of coral at a time - Thu, 24 Feb 2022 01:33:11 +0000
A world-first program to reattach coral to the Great Barrier Reef has reached a major milestone, with the spawning of coral that was once broken.

Far North Queensland's biggest LGBTIQ+ event gets Hot and Steamy in mardi gras precursor - Tue, 22 Feb 2022 20:11:53 +0000
Far North Queensland's biggest LGBTIQ+ event is set to go ahead this weekend despite years of uncertainty, one week before the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.