Disasters and Emergency Services in Brisbane


It is hard to control the mother nature and the natural disasters that struck this beautiful city time to time. However, there are services out there which help you remain prepared for such disasters and emergency situations.

Brisbane City Council does a pretty good job to provide various services to residents to help them cope with un-wanted situations.

Severe Weather Alerts

Get free early warning alerts about severe weather in your neighbourhood. Extreme weather alerts are sent by email, SMS or phone message to registered Brisbane residents. The alerts are location-based, so you only receive warnings if your local area is going to be affected.

Complete the online early warning registration form to get free severe weather alerts.

You can also collect a registration form by visiting Council, or contact Council to have one mailed to you.

State Emergency Service (SES)

The State Emergency Service (SES) is a voluntary organisation that provides support to the community in times of emergency and disaster. The SES also provides free sandbags that can be collected from the depots. Phone 132 500 for the State Emergency Service (SES) during storm and flood emergencies.

Dam flood water notifications

Seqwater has launched a new service allowing all residents across South East Queensland to access notifications on flood water releases from local dams. For more information checkout www.seqwater.com.au