Brisbane Early Warning Alert Service
Brisbane City Council provides free early warning alerts for Brisbane residents and visitors. The alert service, powered by Weatherzone, is intended to provided advance warning of a weather event to help prepare and protect people and property. The alerts are location-based, so you only receive warnings if your nominated address may be impacted.
Alerts are sent by email, and you can choose from SMS or a recorded message to your landline.
By monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) weather warnings and other sources, Weatherzone sends alerts based on potentially dangerous weather events. The alerts cover 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.
NOTE: the alerts sent by this service are not intended to provide a widespread 'general' type alert. These alerts are targeted to areas that are specifically going to be affected by an event. For example, if there are hailstorms moving across the Brisbane northside, but are not expected to affect the city and the southside, only addresses in the predicted path of the storms on the northside will receive an alert.
Alerts for existing subscribers
As this registration service has changed to Weatherzone, existing Brisbane Early Warning Alert Service customers will continue to receive alerts based on their previous preferences. However, you can now nominate to receive alerts for up to three Brisbane local government area addresses. Find out how you can update your details.
All alerts rely on independent telecommunications networks. As emergencies can cause some system failure, alerts can be delayed or not received. Keep a battery-powered radio handy as a backup in emergency situations and listen out for weather warnings.
Update your profile for existing subscribers
If you are an existing Brisbane Early Warning Alert Service subscriber, you will need to create a new password for your account. Log in with your existing email address and select 'Forgot your password'. After you receive a new password you will be able to log in to update your details, for example adding new addresses or changing the type of alerts you receive.