Welcome to Mackay & District Turtle Watch Association
Seven species of sea turtle are found throughout the world. Six live and nest in Queensland, Australia.
All species of sea turtle are considered to be endangered or vulnerable.
Mackay & District Turtle Watch Association consists of volunteers, who monitor beaches and care for our Mackay turtle visitors covering an area from Repulse Bay in the north of the region, to Stanage Bay in the south. MDTWA operate under the guidelines of the Queensland Sea Turtle Project.
Members collect data on nesting sea turtles, hatchlings and stranded marine animals.
The group also educates the public, through public awareness activities, at schools, community groups and on the beaches.
Read more about these turtle species