About Us

James Cook University was approached in 1982 to provide a solution to the problem of Box Jellyfish infestation on our tropical beaches during summer. This approach came from the local Council near Cairns after it was approached by a tourist operator at Trinity Beach. After initial trials by the Civil Engineering Department in Townsville, several Stinger Resistant Swimming Enclosures were supplied to local Councils in the Cairns and Townsville areas. Over the next 7 years equipment was developed to provide the full system.

Uninet Enclosure Systems was set up 20 years ago by James Cook University in Cairns to supply and service these and new enclosures on North Queensland beaches. Uninet is a financially independent company which supplies the enclosure systems to the Councils, on an all inclusive supply, installation and maintenance basis.

Currently 28 systems are in operation on permanent hire to Local Councils. The operation based in Cairns employs a staff of 6 with an office, workshop and a fleet of 5 service vehicles.

During the past 27 years a multitude of problems associated with operating such systems in an often hostile marine environment have been overcome.

Kim Moss, the original inventor of the system, has been Manager of Uninet since that time.

Recently, 5 enclosures have been installed in the sheltered waterways of the Gold Coast for shark protection. Interest has also been shown from resorts in South East Asia and the Middle East.

Uninet Enclosure Systems
250 Spence St
Cairns QLD 4870, Australia

+617 40412236
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+61408 184547
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