Open data

Maritime Safety Queensland has made tide data available for download as part of the Queensland Government's Open Data initiative.

The data is organised into tide stations with each station containing up to 3 types of tide data. Each data type contains the actual data as 1 or more csv files, as well as a description file explaining how the csv files are formatted. There is also additional information about the site such as the tide gauges latitude and longitude. From 2020 the description is included in the downloadable archived interval recording file.

The 3 types of tide data available are, historical, predicted and near real time:

  • Historical or archived data contains a record of the level of water measured at regular 10 minute intervals by an automatic tide gauge.
  • Predicted data is produced by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and is available at 10 minute intervals. The data prior to 2016 was provided at hourly intervals, so this data has been interpolated by Maritime Safety Queensland in order to ensure all the data is at 10 minute intervals.
  • Near real time or live data is the raw, unvalidated tidal height readings made by an automatic tide gauge. These data files are produced by Maritime Safety Queensland software and may contain erroneous data. Furthermore there may be times when the data is unavailable. The files are updated every 10 minutes, however some files contain recordings at every minute.
Mornington Island
- Historical  Predicted
Karumba Live Historical Predicted
Weipa Live Historical Predicted
Thursday Island
- Historical
- Historical  -
Cairns - Historical Predicted
Mourilyan - Historical Predicted
Clump Point
- Historical
- Historical
Townsville Live Historical Predicted
Cape Ferguson
- Historical
Bowen - Historical Predicted
Shute Harbour - Historical Predicted
Mackay - Historical Predicted
Hay Point - - Predicted
Half Tide Tug Harbour Live Historical -
Rosslyn Bay - Historical Predicted
Port Alma - Historical Predicted
Fishermans Landing - Historical
Gladstone (Auckland Point) Live Historical Predicted
South Trees
Historical -
Bundaberg - Historical Predicted
Urangan - Historical Predicted
Mooloolaba Live Historical Predicted
Brisbane Bar Live Historical Predicted
Southport Live Historical Predicted


Maritime Safety Queensland, Department of Transport and Main Roads disclaims all responsibility for the information provided, and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages, and costs that may be incurred as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason.

Last updated
23 January 2023