Brisbane Severe Weather Alert

Brisbane City Council provides free severe weather alerts for Brisbane residents and visitors. The alert service provides advanced warning for severe weather or other public safety events. This helps prepare and protect people and property.

The Brisbane Severe Weather Alert service issue alerts only if the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issues a severe weather warning for the Brisbane Local Government Area. The alert service is powered by Weatherzone. 

Brisbane Severe Weather Alert competition

Brisbane residents who register for the Brisbane Severe Weather Alert service between 12pm AEST on 31 August 2022 and 11.59pm AEST on 1 December 2022 will be in the running to win one of the prizes listed below.  Read the terms and conditions before entering the competition.


The prizes for the Brisbane Severe Weather Alert competition are:

  • an all expenses paid, three night, family holiday at Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island valued at $5000, including:
    • deluxe beachfront villa accommodation (all seasons)
    • passenger boat transfers  for two adults and three children (return trip)
    • parking at Holt Street Wharf for four days
    • buffet breakfast each morning
    • Desert Safari Tour
    • Snorkel the Wrecks Tour
    • ATV Quad Bike Tour
    • Marine Discovery Cruise
    • helicopter tour
    • dolphin feedings
    • food and beverage vouchers to the value of $600
  • a caged trailer to help tidy your yard in preparation for storm season, valued at $3000
  • an emergency kit and Bug Out kit valued at $170
  • one of 10 emergency kits valued at $85.

Terms and conditions

  1. These terms and conditions set out all of the information regarding the Brisbane City Council - Brisbane Severe Weather Alert competition (the Terms and Conditions).
  2. The promoter of this competition is Brisbane City Council ABN 72 002 765 795 acting through its Corporate Communication branch whose principal offices are at Brisbane Square, 266 George Street, Brisbane (the Promoter).
  3. Information on how to enter this competition forms part of these Terms and Conditions.
  4. Competition entry is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  5. Prize: There are 13 prizes available as follows:
    1. First prize: one (1) family holiday (two adults and up to three children under 14 years) for three nights stay at Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, including accommodation, ferry transfers and complimentary dolphin feeding, resort credits and day tours - valued at $5000. Prize to be used by 1 December 2023
    2. Second prize: one (1) 7x4 single axle heavy duty cage trailer - valued at $3000
    3. Third prize: one (1) Survival Supplies Australia 'Essential Gear Bug Out Bag' (four person) - valued at $170.
      Bug Out Bag includes: 
      1 - backpack (backpack may vary)
      2- SSA emergency glow light stick 12 hour
      1 - Mora basic 511 knife in green/grey
      1 - 30 metre Paracord 550 OD Green leather gloves (made in United States of America)
      1 - SSA basic medical kit including bag, plasters, cold pack, gauzes, tweezers, tape, wipes, bandages
      1 - Aquatabs water purification tablets (one strip of 10) 
      12 - surgical masks (three layer)
      4 - SSA emergency Mylar thermal space blanket
      4- adult emergency poncho (yellow)
      4 - pair of hand warmers; or 1- body warmer
      1 - UCO Survival matches 
      1 - Star flash floating signal mirror (50 millimetres x 76 millimetres) and lanyard
      1 - SSA emergency whistle 
      1 - solar hand crank radio torch
      1 - emergency folding stove
      1- SSA all weather emergency survival blanket.
    4. Runner-up prizes (fourth prize to thirteenth prize winners) - one (1) Survival Supplies Australia AERO Responder Versatile First Aid Kit, each valued at $85.
      First aid kit contents:
      25 x Aeroplast plastic plaster (7.2 centimetres x 1.9 centimetres)
      25 x Aeroplast fabric premium strip (7.2 centimetres x 1.9 centimetres)
      5 x Aeroburn burn gel sachet (3.5 grams)
      1 x Aeroaid antiseptic spray (50 milllitres)
      1 x Aeroshield CPR face shield
      5 x pairs Aeroglove nitrile examination gloves
      5 x Aeroswab gauze swaps (7.5 centimetres x 7.5 centimetres, 3 pack)
      8 x Aerowash eye wash ampoule (15 millilitres)
      10 x Aerowipe cleansing wipe
      10 x Aeroprobe splinter probes (3.7 centimetres)
      6 x Aeropad low adherant dressing (5 centimetres x 5 centimetres)
      3 x Aeropad low adherant dressing (7.5 centimetres x 10 centimetres)
      2 x Aeropad low adherant dressing (10 centimetres x 10 centimetres)
      3 x rolls Aeroform conforming bandage (5 centimetres x 4 metres)
      3 x rolls of Aeroform conforming bandage (7.5 centimetres x 4 metres)
      1 x roll Aerofrom heavyweight conforming bandage (10 centimetres x 4 metres)
      1 x roll Aeropore microporous tape (2.5 centimetres x 5 metres)
      1 x roll Aerowound BPC wound dressing #14
      1 x roll Aerowound BPC wound dressing #15
      1 x Aerowound combine dressing (10 centimetres x 20 centimetres)
      2 x Aerowound triangular bandage (110 centimetres x 110 centimetres x 155 centimetres)
      1 x Aerorescue emergency rescue blanket
      4 x Aeropad eye pads
      1 x Aerocool instant ice pack (80 grams)
      1 x Aeroinstruments scissors (13 centimetres)
      1 x Aeroinstruments tweezer (11 centimetres)
      3 x Aerosupplies amputated parts bags (assorted sizes)
      1 x Aerosupplies notebook and pen
      1 x Aeroguide first aid leaflet.

      The Prize is not exchangeable or transferable, unless deemed so by the Prize provider, and cannot be redeemed for cash. If the full amount of the Prize is not redeemed, the unused balance will be forfeited. Any additional expenses incurred by the Prize winner, other than those outlined in these Terms and Conditions, are the responsibility of the Prize winner. Prizes are themselves subject to the specific terms and conditions of the Prize provider.
  6. The competition period: This competition will open at 12pm AEST on Wednesday 31 August 2022 and close at 11.59pm AEST on Thursday 1 December 2022. No entries will be accepted after this time.
  7. How to enter: To enter the competition, entrants must either:
    (a) register online for free; or
    (b) download the Weatherzone app for free to your mobile device to receive push notifications. You will need to have registered a Brisbane Severe Weather Alert subscription to use this service.

    The service is operated by The Weather Company Pty Limited ACN 078 711 930 trading as Weatherzone.

    Only one entry per subscriber will be accepted. Any subsequent entries from the same subscriber will be deemed invalid.

    Entrants must be subscribed at the time the Prize is drawn to be eligible to win the Prize.
  8. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter this competition, a person must:
    (a) successfully subscribe to the Brisbane Severe Weather Alert
    (b) be a resident of the City of Brisbane, and be able to provide evidence of this if required, and 
    (c) not be an employee or contracted staff of the Promoter; and
    (d) be over the age of eighteen (18).
  9. Competition draw: The winners will be the first 13 entries randomly drawn on Friday 2 December 2022 at 12pm AEST by an officer of the Promoter. The decision of that officer shall be conclusive and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. Winner notification: Winners will be notified by direct SMS message, phone call or email to the details used to subscribe to the Brisbane Severe Weather Alert system by an officer of the Promoter by 3pm AEST on Friday 2 December 2022.
  11. Prize Claim and Redraw: To claim the Prize, the winners must respond to the direct message received from the Promoter providing the requested details, including their name and email address. If a winner does not claim the Prize or cannot be contacted by 12pm AEST on Monday 5 December 2022, an officer of the Promoter will redraw that Prize until a contactable winner has been located and that Prize is claimed.

    Once the Prize is claimed, the Prize will be emailed to the email address provided by the Prize winner in the direct message to the Promoter.
  12. No liability of Promoter: The Promoter accepts no responsibility whatsoever for late, misplaced, lost or ineligible entries. The Promoter makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability of the Prizes. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss which includes but is not limited to loss of actual or anticipated profit, loss of goodwill, loss of reputation, loss of opportunity, loss of savings and/or loss of contract) or for any personal injury sustained in connection with the entry into this competition or acceptance of the Prize. This condition is not intended to exclude any liability which cannot be excluded under Australian consumer protection laws. Any such liability is limited to the resupply of the Prize.
  13. Important – copyright and privacy consent: By entering this competition, the entrant acknowledges and agrees to their personal information being collected and stored by the Promoter for the purpose of this competition.
  14. ​​​​Force Majeure: If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned (including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter), which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify all entries from any individual who tampers with, or benefits from tampering with, the entry process which as a result corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition. ​
    In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders its determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition and recommence it from the start on the same Terms and Conditions.
  15. Competition updates or cancellation: The Promoter reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and to cancel or amend this competition at any time without notice or further recourse to the entrants.

Register for Brisbane Severe Weather Alert

You can register online for free severe weather alerts delivered by email, SMS or voice message.

You can also download the Weatherzone app to your mobile device to receive push notifications. You will need to have registered a Brisbane Severe Weather Alert subscription to use this service.

You can nominate to receive alerts for up to three Brisbane addresses as well as the location of your mobile device if using the free Weatherzone app. There is no restriction to the number of subscribers per address. 

Register online

Find out more  

Weather and alert types

You will receive alerts for potentially dangerous weather events, such as:

  • hail and severe thunderstorms
  • destructive winds and cyclones
  • floods from a number of different sources including creek, river and king tides
  • public safety alerts.

Severe weather alerts are sent after BoM has issued a severe weather warning that includes the Brisbane area. Some storm activity, including strong winds, thunder, lightning and rain may not reach BoM’s triggers. Warning alerts are not distributed in this case.

Residents whose registered address is within the BoM warning area, will receive early warning alerts. Creek flooding alerts are offered for specific properties that may be affected by creek flooding in certain suburbs. For more information, visit creek flooding alerts.

Download the Weatherzone app

The Weatherzone app gives you access to extra features. These include receiving alerts (push notifications) for any hazards in your immediate location and selected addresses. You must turn on location services on your mobile device.

The app allows you to receive alerts in languages including English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Arabic.

Download the app for free

Download the Weatherzone app for your device, then follow the steps below:

Download for Apple devices  Download for Android devices

Steps for severe weather alerts in the Weatherzone app:

  1. Install the app to your device using the relevant button above
  2. Once installed, follow the prompts in the app to turn on location services and notifications
  3. Tap the menu button in the bottom-right of the screen
  4. Tap ‘Brisbane Severe Weather Alerts’ under the ‘Settings’ heading
  5. If you have an existing Early Warning Alerts subscription, tap ‘Login’. If you’ve forgotten your password, tap ‘Forgotten your password or can’t access your account?’
  6. If you don’t have an existing Early Warning Alerts subscription, tap ‘Register’ and follow the prompts.

If you are an existing alert service user and are having difficulty creating a new password within the app, download EWAS reset password - handy hints (Word - 2.7Mb) for help.

Information about alert delays

All alerts rely on independent telecommunications networks. Emergencies can cause some system failures. Alerts may not send or be delayed. Make sure you have a battery powered radio as a back-up in emergency situations and listen for weather warnings.

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    Update your details

    To update your account details, you will need to create a password. Log in with your existing email address and select 'forgot your password'. You will receive an email to update your details. Open the email and follow the prompts to create your new password. Once you have created your password, you will be able to log in and change information in your profile. This includes adding new addresses or changing the type of alerts you receive.

    Unsubscribe from alerts

    To unsubscribe from the service, log in to your account and unselect all alert types or contact Council.


    Last updated: 11 November 2022

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