Cyclone & flood emergency information

Win a household emergency kit

Visit Council's Disaster Management Team at a shopping centre or market near you for your chance to win a household emergency kit.

All you have to do is answer a short survey to help us determine how resilient our community is and therefore how prepared we are for a disaster.

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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.

Part of living in the tropics is being prepared for the wet season – cyclones, storms and  flooding.

This means:

  • Knowing the risks
  • Preparing your property before the cyclone season
  • Having an emergency plan for yourself, your family and your pets
  • Having an emergency kit with at least 3 days of supplies
  • Knowing your evacuation routes

We encourage residents and visitors to follow the Plan. Pack. Listen approach.

Plan: Make an emergency plan

Pack: Pack an emergency kit

Listen: Stay informed


Disaster Coordination Centre (when the Centre is activated)

Telephone 4044 3377

Disaster Management Unit

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

  • More information on what the DMU does
Last updated: 26 June 2015