Disasters and emergencies
Brisbane City Council plays a major role in managing the impacts of disasters within its boundaries. Find information about emergency management, the State Emergency Service, FloodWise Property Reports and severe weather alerts.
Severe weather alerts
Sign up to Brisbane Severe Weather Alert to receive free alerts for severe weather and other public safety events to help prepare and protect you and your property. You can also receive creek flooding alerts if your property is affected by creek flooding or register for dam release notifications from Seqwater.
Australian Warning System
The Australian Warning System is a new national approach to information and warnings during emergencies like bushfire, flood, storm, extreme heat and severe weather. Ensure you are familiar with the meaning behind each of the 3 warning levels. Find out more about the Australian Warning System.
Advice warnings are yellow.
Advice warnings mean you are not in immediate danger. However, you should stay alert and be prepared to act on further warnings or updates.
Watch and Act
Watch and Act
Watch and Act warnings are orange.
Watch and Act warnings mean there is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing and you need to take action now to stay safe.
Emergency Warnings are red.
Emergency Warnings are the highest level of warning. You may be in danger and need to act immediately to stay safe. Do not delay and follow the warning advice.
Extreme heat in Brisbane is most likely to occur between November and March but can occur at any time.