Cyclone and flood emergency information

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The Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre Facebook and Twitter accounts are only activated when there is information about a current disaster, emergency or event in the region. 

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Deaf Services Queensland has prepared information on the current cyclone situation in Auslan. Click to view the most recent Deaf Services QLD cyclone information YouTube clip .


Cyclone guide for people with complex communication needs (1.5 MB)

Cyclone guide and information for people who have difficulties reading, or who use symbols and simple language as their preferred method of communicating. 

Cyclone Tracking Map (775.2 KB)

To plot the cyclone’s route, use the latitude and longitude readings and mark them on the map. 

Emergency Checklist (174.9 KB)

A checklist of items you should have at home in case of an emergency 

Household Emergency Plan (44.5 KB)

Household Emergency Plan template 

Local Disaster Management Plan (1.3 MB)

Council has a disaster management plan which embraces mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies. 

Low Vision Cyclone Guide (2.5 MB)

A cyclone guide for people with low vision. 

Preparing for Cyclones (4.0 MB)

Plan, pack and listen. Information for residents and visitors including emergency contacts, emergency check list, evacuation advice and planning for cyclones. 

Public Storm Tide Cyclone Shelters (1.3 MB)

Public Storm Tide Cyclone Shelters brochure 

SES Contact List (83.2 KB)

SES contact details throughout the region. 

Tsunami Evacuation Guide (1.8 MB)

Information and maps for the Cairns area on what to do if a tsunami alert is issued. 


Disaster Coordination Centre (when the Centre is activated)

Telephone (07) 4044 3377

Disaster Management Unit

PO Box 359
Cairns QLD 4870 Australia
Ph (07) 4044 3044
Fx (07) 4044 3830

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2. Download and install a free QR code reader application
3. Scan the black and white QR codes with the camera of your smart phone and they will take you to our content.

Copies of all these publications are also available by contacting the Disaster Management Unit directly by emailing by calling 4044 3044.