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Emergency Advice

Wujal Wujal is in a very remote part of Far North Queensland. While this has its advantages for experiencing the real Australian Outback, our distance from large, populated townships adds an extra responsibility for travellers to be alert and stay informed when visiting our region.

Emergency advice – check the latest updates 

Our community and neighbouring shires have a number of hospitals and health centres. We are also serviced by rescue helicopters and police water vessels. 

If you need accident and emergency services, please call 122.

You can also stay informed on our Warnings and Advice Forum.

Please read our Travel safety tips page for more information about keeping safe during your visit. 

Stay in touch with Council

Please contact the Council when you are planning your visit to Wujal Wujal. We will give you information about likely scenarios for the time of your trip. 

Before you set off, please contact us. This will ensure we will expect your arrival and will be aware if you experience unexpected delays. We will also arrange a Welcome to Country ceremony for your arrival.

Please have this information ready: 

  • car registration/number plate number
  • date of travel
  • planned destinations
  • mobile number
  • your mobile phone’s unique 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number – this helps us track your mobile phone in the case of an emergency. Your mobile phone provider will be able to tell you how to locate the IMEI
  • your satellite phone number if you are planning to use the Creb Track at any time – this is mandatory.

It is also a good idea to contact our neighbouring shires, the Cook Shire Council and Douglas Shire Council.

Mobile phone access

While most residents have a mobile phone and Wujal Wujal has access to the National Broadcast Network (NBN) within the Wujal Wujal township, access can be patchy and affected by weather conditions. If you are planning to use the Creb Track, you must have a satellite phone.

Wujal Wujal Emergency Management Wireless Network

Visitors can use Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council’s private local area network to visit the Council’s website and Warnings and Advice Forum when normal telecommunications are not operating. You can find more information about communications in Wujal Wujal and the WiFi zone on the Communications page on our website.

Roads and access

The two main ways to drive in to Wujal Wujal are via the sealed coastal highway, the unsealed Bloomfield Track, and a mix of sealed and dirt tracks on the inland route. A 4-wheel drive is highly recommended and the roads are not suitable for caravans or large trailers. Parts of all roads can become flooding during the wet season so it is essential that you stay in touch with us for the latest advice.

Find out more about How to find us.

Seasonal concerns

Certain times of the year can bring the risk of emergency situations that all residents and visitors need to be aware of.

Check out the latest advice on our Weather and tides page.