Turtle tracks on Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach and Teewah Beach areas:
Contact email: Turtlecare@CooloolaCoastcare.org.au
Follow our Facebook group TurtleCare Rainbow Beach
Help our Turtles:
Turtle Track Sightings
If you see turtle tracks on the beach (November-April)
Phone or text : 0493 511 207
Sick or injured turtles
To report a sick, injured or dead turtle call
The Strandings Hotline 1300 103 373
Do not touch or try to move the turtle.
A pink "X" on the shell means it was reported already.
Other TurtleCare and Turtle Monitoring and Rescue Groups:
If you aren't in the Rainbow Beach or Teewah Beach area, here's a list of all the other marine turtle groups we know about and we are happy to help you find someone who can help.
Turtle Research Volunteer
Become a highly trained volunteer who can tag turtles, relocate eggs from at-risk nests & dig nests after hatching to record scientific data.
Training: 7 days at Mon Repos Turtle Research Centre every year during turtle nesting season (Dec - March)
Learn how to spot the tracks of a nesting turtle during your beach walks, identify the species from the tracks and take a photo & submit it to TurtleCare.
Training: Free local 30 minute briefing with TurtleCare Trainer.
Cooloola Coastcare monitors local marine turtle activity in a project called TurtleCare.
Volunteers monitor turtles nesting on the beaches north and south of Rainbow Beach and assist with rescuing stranded and injured turtles.
Do you walk along Rainbow Beach in the mornings on a regular basis?
We are always looking for volunteers for TurtleCare on Rainbow Beach and Teewah Beach from October to March. Training is provided at no cost.
While you are walking in the early morning, you can be looking for turtle tracks or hatchlings and reporting them to our project leader. Even sightings of dead turtles or egg shells are useful data for our research.
Phone or text Gary Swanson 0407 034 226 or or Jan Waters 0429 481 490 for urgent notifications
or email her TurtleCare@CooloolaCoastcare.org.au for any queries or if you can join in local turtle monitoring.
A video about the turtle story
Marine Turtle Strandings & Rescues
Juvenile transported to the Animal Hospital for treatment.
Rescue attempt of nest of turtle eggs during Cyclone Oma
Sick floating marine turtle rescue
Taken to Sea Life Mooloolaba for treatment