Our Tropical Public Health Services work with internal and external stakeholders including:

  • the Queensland Public Health and Scientific Services (QPHaSS) Division of Queensland Health
  • other health services including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • federal and local government departments
  • non-government agencies
  • research institutions and local communities.


We provide public health services and support across Far North Queensland to the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and the Torres Cape Hospital and Health Service. This includes the following:

Population diversity profiles

We have Population diversity profiles (PDF, 1.8MB) for Cairns and Hinterland, and for 7 planning regions within the hospital and health services.

Our diversity profiles include:

  • estimated resident populations
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • socioeconomic status
  • country of birth
  • language spoken at home
  • proficiency in spoken English
  • ancestry and religious relationships.


Read about what is happening at TPHS in the current edition of Tropical Public Health News.

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Cairns Tropical Public Health Services can be contacted on:

Phone: 07 4226 5555
Fax: 07 4226 3095
Email: CPHU@health.qld.gov.au

Dengue Hotline

Phone: 1800 DENGUE (1800 336 483)

North Queensland Syphilis Surveillance Service

Phone: 1800 032 238
Fax: 07 4226 3095 
Email: North-Qld-Syphilis-Surveillance-Centre@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: May 2024