Flooding in Brisbane

Residents and businesses can find flood information and advice about flood risk and taking action, preparing for storms and flooding, Brisbane City Council's flood plans, policy and projects and recovery efforts from previous floods and severe weather events in 2011 and 2013.


Understand your flood risk

Be prepared for flooding by understanding the risks and taking action. Reduce your risk by:

  • finding your flood risk on the Interactive Flood Awareness Map
  • searching for the historic and latest flooding information for your property
  • checking the FloodWise Property Report for building and development requirements
  • taking practical steps to reduce your flood risk by using our Flooding in Brisbane Guides

Preparing for storms and flooding

Find tips and information to prepare for storms and flooding including how to:

  • prepare for severe weather and sign up for the Early Warning Alert Service
  • prepare your family, home and property
  • prepare your business, staff and customers
  • find out about building and renovating to flood standards
  • report flood hazards to Council

Flood plans, policy and projects

Find information on Council's current flood initiatives including:

  • Council's FloodSmart Future Strategy
  • Council's Flood Response Review and January 2011 Flood Action Plan
  • changes to flood standards and levels for building and development
  • Residential Property Buy-back Scheme and Lord Mayor's Taskforce on Suburban Flooding
  • backflow devices in flood-affected locations

Recovering from a disaster

Brisbane has experienced several flooding and severe weather events in the last few years. Find out how Council provides support for businesses and residents, recovery updates and information on rebuilding, services and being prepared for next time.