Emergency equipment on the island

Cyclone & Emergency Information


Please download Keswick Island Cyclone & Bushfire Information Booklet for information on how to prepare yourself, your family and your home in the event of a cyclone near Keswick Island.  Please contact us should you require further information.

Medical Emergency

For any medical emergency, contact 000.

For first aid, contact Brett Curd on 07 4965 8043 or 0457 520 524.

First aid kits are available at Whale Cottage, Jubilee Cottage and Keswick Kiosk.  Refer to maps for locations.

Other Emergency (including fire)

Keswick Island has its own Keswick Island Fire & Rescue team, led by Brett Curd.

  • In the event of an emergency, the Fire & Rescue team must be notified as soon as possible on the phone numbers below, or verbally if it is safe to do so.
  • Residents, visitors and contractors will be notified of the emergency verbally, by phone and/or an emergency siren will be activated at both the airstrip and the roundabout.  Refer to maps for locations.
  • Everyone will be required to meet at the evacuation point at the barge ramp, as long as it is safe to do so.  Refer to maps for locations.
  • If it is unsafe to reach the barge ramp evacuation point, people are required to meet at Basil Bay, as an alternative muster point.
  • Every house must have its own evacuation plan, and must maintain a fire pump and tank for Keswick Developments use in an emergency (as per the Keswick Island Design Guidelines and Building Code)

The Keswick Island Fire & Rescue team is lead by Brett Curd, contactable on 07 4965 8043 or 0457 520 524.

Refer to the Fire Management section for further details on prevention.

About Keswick Island Community

Keswick Island supports a small community that lives and works within the idyllic surrounds of the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Area. Only a stone’s throw from Mackay, the island is a unique place to call home or to which owners can regularly escape. Learn more about living at KeswickIsland.com.au.

About Keswick Island

Nestled within the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and only 32km off the Mackay coast lies a world of undiscovered treasures. Keswick Island is a natural wonderland – a world of national park and tropical rainforest, fringed by white sands and a coral reef bursting with vibrant marine life. Keswick Island is, no doubt, the most unspoiled of all the populated residential islands of the Whitsundays. Live here, visit here, relax here. Whatever you are looking for, the answer is hidden right here on Keswick, the Treasured Island.