• Listen to the radio (ABC 1566AM, 1071AM, 88FM, 89.1CFM, 90.7FM, 96.3) and/or television for updates.

  • Listen for messages and warnings on landlines or mobiles provided through the State’s emergency alert system (Emergency Alert)

  • Monitor the Bureau of Meteorology  for weather warnings

  • Monitor Council’s website for information on local emergency management plans and evacuation arrangements

  • Act quickly on any advice given

  • Bush Fire Alerts

  • Stay informed via Council's Facebook page

Emergency Alert


Emergency Alert is a telephone warning system that the State Government can use to send alerts to communities via landline telephones based on the location of the handset, and to mobile phones, based on the service address of the phone.

In the case of an emergency, you may receive a voice message on your landline or a text message on your mobile phone.

Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)


When disasters loom or a major emergency happens, Queenslanders will be alerted by the sound of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS).

SEWS is a wailing siren sound used throughout Australia for various emergency events of major significance, such as cyclones, flooding and severe storms.

When you hear the signal on radio or television, pay careful attention to the message that follows and act immediately on the advice given.