Brisbane's subtropical climate means our city is prone to severe weather events, a variety of natural disasters and hazards. It is common for Brisbane to experience a number of different severe weather events including:
- flooding from a number of different sources, e.g. river, creek, overland flow, king tide and storm surge
- severe storms with hail and damaging winds
- heavy rainfall
- earthquakes, heat waves, landslides, dust storms
There may also be other emergencies such as diseases, pandemics and counter terrorism. Find out about Council's primary responsibilities in these situations.
Find out how to avoid heat stress, who is most at risk and how to stay safe.