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Noosa Shire Council

Rivers and Creeks Rivers and Creeks

The Noosa River is one of three river catchments located within or partly within the Noosa Shire Council area.

The Noosa River flows south from the Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park into Laguna Bay. It is fed by springs that drain major sand deposits and is one of the few Queensland Rivers with a continuous year-round freshwater inflow.

A number of the Mary River tributaries are located in the hinterland regions of Noosa Shire. Six Mile Creek is the largest of these and Lake Macdonald is the impounded reservoir of the Six Mile Creek Dam which forms part of South East Queensland's drinking water supply. These creeks flow into the Mary River and north to Hervey Bay.

Tributaries of the Maroochy River catchment are found in the southern parts of the Shire near Lake Weyba. These are the headwaters of Doonan Creek and the northern arm of Stumers Creek. Both these creeks flow south from the Noosa border.

Statistics and facts

Management of the Noosa River

Topic

Management agency

Contact details

  • Jet ski complaints
  • Hovercraft or airboat complaints
  • Complaints about 4WD, horses and dogs in the migratory shorebird Exclusion Zone
  • Establishment of new businesses on the Noosa River
  • Commercial jetty lease complaints
  • River foreshore hazards
  • Litter hotspots
Noosa Council Customer Service Centre
(07) 5329 6500 (including After Hours emergencies)
  • Injured, sick or orphaned wildlife
  • Marine animal strikes or strandings

RSPCA QLD

1300 ANIMAL
(1300 264 625)

 

  • Marine safety complaints
  • Marine pollution complaints
  • Speed limits
  • Navigation issues
  • Abandoned and derelict  vessels
  • Anchoring, mooring and grounding complaints
  • Living on Board watercraft complaints
  • Mooring permits
  • Living on Board approvals

Maritime Safety QLD

Mooloolaba office
General enquires (business hours)
(07) 5373 2310

After hours incident reporting:
(07) 3305 1700

  • Fisheries complaints
  • Marine pollution complaints (waste holding systems)
  • Marine safety complaints

QLD Boating & Fisheries Patrol

Tewantin office
(07) 5449 7555

  • Commercial Jetty Leases/Renewals

Department of Natural Resources & Mines

State Land Asset Management
(07) 5451 2245

Note:  If logging a complaint please provide sufficient details of the offence for the relevant management agency to take appropriate action. This includes registration number of boat or trailer, date, time, location and photographic evidence.

 

Supporting information

River and creek health

Further information