Find information on understanding your flood risk, preparing for flooding, recovering after a severe weather event, and Council's flood plans, policy and projects.
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
- 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.