Every year, Brisbane experiences severe weather, including summer storms. Get advice on how to prepare your property, emergency kit and plans, and how to stay safe before, during and after a severe weather event.

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Bushfires are a real risk in Brisbane. Make sure you're prepared. Learn how to prepare your property and how to protect yourself from smoke.

Flood maps on mobile device

Online flood maps

Find out if your area is at risk of flood so you can be prepared to reduce the impact of flooding on your home or business. 

Be prepared for flooding

Simple things you can do to prepare your home and family for flooding and to minimise the impact of flooding on your property.

Disaster management

Council has disaster management plans to help you prepare, respond and recover from various weather events and emergencies.

Emergency kit and plans

Early warning alerts app

Register to get free severe weather alerts for your neighbourhood via email, text, phone message or notification through the app.

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Are you prepared?

Check your flood risk

Use Council’s new interactive Flood Awareness Maps to understand your flood risk, the sources of flooding that may affect your property, and how you can prepare your home, family and business.

Disaster management plans

Find out about Council's disaster and severe weather management plans and our efforts to help keep the community safe.

Other natural disasters and hazards

There are a number of other natural disasters and hazards that could affect Brisbane including dust storms, earthquakes, heat waves and landslides. Find out what you can do to be prepared.

Prepared communities

Disasters can strike with little or no warning and it’s important for Brisbane communities to be prepared, especially if you know that your area is likely to be isolated by severe weather or flooding, or if you have vulnerable groups within your community.

Storm safety

Every year, Brisbane experiences severe weather and it's important to take the time to prepare. Find tips and videos to help you get ready.

Bushfires and planned burns

Managing fire is vital for protecting our homes and maintaining environmental habitats. Find out about planned burns and how you can prepare your family, pets and property ahead of the bushfire season.

Last updated:3 June 2020