Make your household emergency plan

Register now for Brisbane Severe Weather Alert

From bushfires to severe storms and everything in between, it is important that Brisbane residents understand their risks, prepare their property and make plans for how to stay safe before, during and after severe weather events.

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.

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Watch and Act

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Emergency Warning

Find what you need


Find out where you can collect pre-filled sandbags to prepare your property for weather events and high tides.

Emergency dashboard

Find useful information in preparing for and during a disaster event within Brisbane, including important links, updates and impacts on Council facilities and services.

Be prepared for storms

Find tips and advice on how to stay safe before, during and after a storm.

Check your flood risk

Access Council’s online flood tools including the Flood Awareness Map and the FloodWiseProperty Report to assess flooding risk to your property.

Have you received a severe weather alert?

Charge your electronic devices and have a car charger ready in case of power outages.

Collect sandbags from one of our five sandbag depots ahead of the wet weather commencing.

Move your car to a safe spot, tie down and secure loose outdoor items and bring your pet indoors.

Have your emergency kit handy with important documents such as passports/visas, birth certificates and insurance information.

Stay tuned to local radio, the Bureau of Meteorology and Council’s social media for updates.

Brisbane radio stations for emergency information

It is important to keep up to date in an emergency or disaster event. Your local radio station may be your only source of information. Natural disasters can result in lengthy power outages and isolation due to debris or floodwaters. Landline and mobile phone services may be down.

You should have access to a battery-operated radio and spare batteries in your emergency kit so you can tune into you local radio station during an emergency or disaster event. 

AM radio stations

  • 612 kHz 612 ABC Brisbane
  • 693 kHz 4KQ
  • 792 kHz ABC Radio National
  • 882 kHz 4BH
  • 936 kHz ABC NewsRadio
  • 1053 kHz Rete Italia (Italian language)
  • 1116 kHz 4BC
  • 1197 kHz Switch 1197
  • 1296 kHz 4RPH (radio for print handicapped)
  • 1656 kHz VAC Radio (Chinese language)
  • 1701 kHz Radio Brisvaani (Hindi language)

FM radio stations

  • 87.6 Mhz/87.8 Mhz/88.0 Mhz (various suburbs) Vision FM
  • 88.0 Mhz (Brisbane CBD, southern suburbs and Moreton Island) 
  • 93.3 Mhz SBS Radio (international languages)
  • 94.9 Mhz River 94.9
  • 96.5 Mhz 96five Family FM
  • 97.3 Mhz 97.3 FM MIX
  • 98.1 Mhz 4EB (ethnic community radio)
  • 98.9 Mhz 98.9 FM (Indigenous community radio)
  • 99.7 Mhz Bridge FM
  • 100.3 Mhz Bay FM
  • 101.1 Mhz 101.1 KIIS FM
  • 102.1 Mhz 4ZZZ
  • 103.7 Mhz 4MBS
  • 104.5 Mhz Triple M
  • 105.3 Mhz B105 FM
  • 106.1 Mhz ABC Classic FM
  • 106.9 Mhz Nova 106.9
  • 107.7 Mhz Triple J

Digital radio stations

  • 4KQ
  • 97.3
  • 4AAA 989 Country
  • 4BC
  • 4KQ Plus
  • 4MBS Light
  • ABC Radio Brisbane
  • Buddha Radio
  • Chemist Warehouse Mix
  • Global (4EB)
  • Hit105
  • Koffee
  • Love Land
  • Magic 882
  • Nova 106.9
  • Pure Gold 80's
  • Stardust
  • Switch Digital
  • The Edge Digital
  • Triple M
  • Triple M Classic Rock
  • Zed Digital

Emergency contacts

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