Townsville beaches closed

Date published: 21 February 2019

Townsville City Council has closed some beaches in the city due to potential contamination detected during the king tide.

Beaches currently closed for resampling are:

  • The Strand (Tobruk pool end)
  • Pallarenda
  • Dog Beach (at the end of Benwell Road, South Townsville)

These beaches will remain closed until they have been retested and are safe for public use.

All recovery information is available through the Emergency Management Dashboard at