Disasters and emergencies

Brisbane City Council plays a major role in managing the impacts of disasters within its boundaries. Find information about emergency management, the State Emergency Service, FloodWise Property Reports and severe weather alerts.


Severe weather alerts

Get free early warning alerts about severe weather in your neighbourhood. Severe weather alerts are sent by email, SMS or phone message to registered Brisbane residents. Find out how to subscribe, change your details, unsubscribe or read the terms and conditions.

Be prepared for a disaster

Council has tools available to help you reduce the impact of a disaster on you and your property.

Get information on preparing an emergency kit.


Types of disasters

Get information on flooding, king tides, bushfires, heat waves and other types of disasters.

Household emergency kit and plan

Tips to help you prepare your household for an emergency.

Disaster Management Plans

This plan outlines prevention, preparation, response and disaster recovery arrangements for Brisbane. Also find animal planning guidelines.

Prepare your business

Find out what you can do to help your businesses be prepared for any emergency.

State Emergency Service (SES)

Phone 132 500 for the State Emergency Service (SES) during storm and flood emergencies.

Disaster Readiness checklist

This checklist helps you determine the things you need to know before and during a disaster.

Register. Find. Reunite.

During an emergency, registering with Register. Find. Reunite. can help you reconnect with family and friends.

Dam flood water notifications

Seqwater has launched a new service allowing all residents across South East Queensland to access notifications on flood water releases from local dams.