Types of disasters

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
  • bushfires
  • 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.

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Last updated:27 April 2019