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Far Northern Region

Far Northern Region

Far Northern Region covers 269,224 square kilometres and stretches from Cardwell in the southeast to the Torres Strait Island communities in the north and the Gulf of Carpentaria in the west.

Far North Queensland covers a large geographical and economically diverse area. Significant industries include tourism, cattle grazing, agriculture and mining of both sand and bauxite. Agricultural product such as sugar cane, tropical fruits including bananas, mangoes, papaya, lychees and coffee are grown in Far Northern Queensland. The Region supports a large tourism industry and is considered a premier tourist destination in Australia. Nearly one third of international visitors to Queensland come to the Far North.

Fire and Rescue (F&R) provides Fire, Rescue, Hazmat, Community Safety and Special Operations capability to the entire Region. This capability is provided by 25 Fire Stations located throughout the Region. This comprises of 2 permanent, 4 composite and 19 auxiliary stations. The region is staffed by 135 full time employee​s and 317 auxiliary employees.

The Region also has 21 Local Government areas which are supported by the QFES Emergency Management staff in meeting their requirements under the Queensland Disaster Management arrangements. The Emergency Management team has a total of 5 staff who work very closely with all local governments and the wider QFES.

Rural Fire Service (RFS) regional operations is co-located with the F&R Far Northern Region but led by the RFS Assistant Commissioner. RFSQ FNR operates with 206 brigades, and is staffed by approximately 4,475 personnel, including regional QFES personnel, Volunteer Firefighters, and Volunteer Community Educators.

State Emergency Service (SES) regional operations is co-located with the F&R Far Northern Region but led by the SES Assistant Commissioner. SES FNR operates with 52 groups, and is staffed by approximately 1,143 personnel, including regional QFES personnel and volunteers. ​

Far Northern Fire Communications Centre is co-located with Queensland Ambulance Service in Anderson Street Cairns.

Rural Fire Service Contacts​

State Emergency Services Contacts​​

​Fire Station

​Stn Number

​Stn Type*

​Address

​Phone Number

​Fax Number

​FNR Headquarters

​Level 8 William McCormack Place II 5b Sheridan Street Cairns 4870

​07 4032 8759

​07 4039 8552

​Central Command

​Cnr Brown and Gatton Streets, Westcourt Cairns PO Box 920 CairnsQld 4870

​07 4232 5471

​Cairns Fire Station

​11

​Permanent

​237 Gatton St Westcourt 4870

​07 4232 5440

​07 4031 3058

​Cairns South Fire Station

​13

​Permanent

​80 Robert Rd Bentley Park 4869

​07 4055 5077

​07 4045 0413

​Gordonvale Fire Station

​14

​Auxiliary

​105 Norman  St Gordonvale 4865

​07 4232 5471

​07 4056 3388

​Smithfield Fire Station

​12

​Permanent

​12 Lesley St Smithfield 4878

​07 4038 2844

​07 4038 1084

​Western Command

​17 Vernon Street Atherton 4883 (PO Box 1676)

​07 4091 9290

​07 4091 9292

​Atherton Fire Station

​31

​Permanent / Auxiliary

​17 Vernon St Atherton 4883

​07 4091 9295

​07 4091 2044

​Dimbulah Fire Station

​38

​Auxiliary

​1 Raleigh St Dimbulah 4872

​07 4091 9290

​Herberton Fire Station

​32

​Auxiliary

43 Grace St Herberton 4877

​07 4091 9290

​Malanda Fire Station

​33

​Auxiliary

​25 James St Malanda 4885

​07 4091 9290

​Mareeba Fire Station

​37

​Permanent / Auxiliary

​22-26 Mammino St Mareeba 4880

​07 4092 1044

​07 4092 2557

​Millaa Millaa Fire Station

​34

​Auxiliary

​1 Maple St Millaa Millaa 4886

​07 4091 9290

​Ravenshoe Fire Station

​35

​Auxiliary

​18 Theta St Ravenshoe 4888

​07 4091 9290

​Yungaburra Fire Station

​36

​Auxiliary

​32 Eacham Rd Yungaburra 4884

​07 4091 9290

​Southern Command

​50 Fitzgerald Esplanade Innisfail 4860 (PO Box 561)​07 4061 0600​07 4061 0606

​Babinda Fire Station

​21

​Auxiliary

​44 Eastwood St Babinda 4861

​​07 4061 0600

​Bramston Beach Fire Station

​22

​Auxiliary

​39 Evans Rd Bramston Beach 4871

​​07 4061 0600

​Cardwell Fire Station

​23

​Auxiliary

​2 Panos St Cardwell 4849

​​07 4061 0600

​El Arish Fire Station

​24

​Auxiliary

​7 Ryrie St El Arish 4855

​​07 4061 0600

​Innisfail Fire Station

​25

​Permanent / Auxiliary

​50 Fitzgerald Esp Innisfail 4860

​​07 4061 0610

​07 4061 0616

​Kurrimine Beach Fire Station

​26

​Auxiliary

​Lot 14 Murdering Point Rd Kurrimine Beach 4871

​​07 4061 0600

​Mission Beach Fire Station

​27

​Auxiliary

​4 Webb Rd Wongaling Beach 4852

​​07 4061 0600

​Tully Fire Station

​28

​Auxiliary

​Lot 600 Murray St Tully 4854

​​07 4061 0600

​Northern Command

​Cnr Brown and Gatton Streets, Westcourt Cairns PO Box 920 Cairns  Qld 4870

07 4232 5470

​Cooktown Fire Station

​39

​Auxiliary

​115 Hope St Cooktown 4895

​07 4232 5470

​Kuranda Fire Station

​15

​Auxiliary

​10 Coondoo St Kuranda 4872

​07 4232 5470

​Mossman Fire Station

​17

​Auxiliary

​11 Thomas St Mossman 4873

​07 4232 5470

​Port Douglas Fire Station

​16

​Auxiliary

​5 Port Douglas Rd Port Douglas 4871

​07 4232 5470

​07 4099 5783

​Thursday Island Fire Station

​3

​Permanent / Auxiliary

​Loban St Thursday Island 4875

​07 4069 1275

07 4069 1955​

​ *Please note Auxiliary Stations are not crewed full-time and contacts have been provided for the Command Office​ ​ ​ ​ ​