Eight children have been found stabbed to death at a house in Queensland, Australia. Another women is seriously injured. The mother of at least seven of the children is also seriously injured.

Police reached the place following calls from the 34-year-old woman at the residence in the city of Cairns.

"Currently we have approximately 8 deceased persons have been located in the address. These persons range from probably around 18 months to 15 years of age," said Queensland state police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar.

Police have cordoned off the house and a search is on in the area. They have not made any arrests, but said the injured woman was receiving treatment and is currently assisting police with their investigations.