Disaster management for community organisations
Brisbane's subtropical climate means our city is prone to severe weather events and a variety of natural disasters and hazards.
It's important that your community organisation is prepared for a disaster and knows how to respond.
There are some key actions your organisation should take to prepare itself to ensure you are equipped to reduce the impact on your organisation and service delivery in the event of a disaster.
Watch Brisbane City Council's disaster planning webinar to learn more about how to be prepared.
Brisbane Severe Weather Alert
The Brisbane Severe Weather Alert service allows you to register for free severe weather alerts to help protect people and property. Your can receive alerts for up to three Brisbane addresses via the Weatherzone app, email, SMS, or voice message.
You should arrange for nominated committee members to sign up for alerts for your facility.
Prepare your organisation for any emergency
Brisbane City Council has a range of free tools and resources to help communities become more resilient and prepared in an emergency. Read our Prepared communities page.
Use the business continuity plan template to develop a plan for your organisation to prepare for, respond and recover from a disaster.
Flood awareness and management
Flooding can affect your organisation, either directly through water damage to premises, stock and equipment, or indirectly through disruptions to power, communication and transport services. We all have a role to play in minimising the impact of flooding in Brisbane. There are many simple things you can do to prepare your organisation.
Use Flood Information Online to access Council's online flood tools, including the Flood Awareness Map and FloodWise Property Report.
A FloodWise Property Report is a technical report that shows the risk and type of flooding at a particular property. This report is used to ensure future building and development contributes to a safe, flood-resilient city. Council bases the information in the report on flood studies using the latest computer modelling.
A Flood Awareness Map shows the possibility of flooding based on historic flood events. This helps you understand your flood risk. It does not provide real time information.
Develop your flood management plan
Learn how your organisation can be prepared for flooding using Council's:
- Flooding in Brisbane - A flood management plan for community facilities document (PDF - 1.4Mb)
- how-to videos on Council's YouTube channel:
You can also access all three videos by accessing the community facilities playlist on Council's YouTube channel. You can choose to 'show transcript' for each video loaded onto the channel.
You can also visit the Flooding support for businesses page for an emergency checklist.
Resources and support
- Asset management for community organisations
- Risk management for community organisations
- Facility management information for Council leases and licences
- Managing your community organisation
- Tenure information for Council leases and licences
For further advice on how to be notified about and prepare for a disaster, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.