Disaster Management

The North Burnett Regional Council strives for safe communities, safe and accessible infrastructure and a safe environment. Above all, it strives for the safety of residents and visitors to our region. While living in the North Burnett has many benefits, including our relative safety from natural or man-made disasters, it is possible our region may face challenges such as storm, flood or fire – for which we must all be prepared.

We encourage our residents to play a part in the Disaster Management planning process by becoming familiar with information on this website or publications such as the “Get Ready North Burnett” guide to preparing for disasters and emergency situations, and other publications.  These resources will help you understand how to reduce the impact of disaster and how to protect lives, homes and property – before and after disaster strikes. It’s important to implement your own procedures with friends, family and co-workers in preparation for when a disaster may occur.

Council has provided some useful links on this website, various publications and a list of contact details in case of an emergency. Please take some time to read this information. It will be invaluable in helping to protect your family and property in times of crisis.

Remember! In an Emergency or Life Threatening Situation call Triple Zero ‘000’.

Information in other languages can be found by clicking here: Other Languages

Risks

Severe weather is a natural part of living in the North Burnett.  Becoming familiar with past weather events that have impacted your community is an important part of preparing for extreme weather events.

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Get Ready

In emergency events it is very hard for the emergency services to help everybody – you need to take steps and prepare yourself, don’t rely on the services to help you.  Let them help the most vulnerable.  Following the below steps ensures your family is prepared before disaster or emergency strikes.

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Live Feeds

During a disaster, make sure you keep checking for updates. Click here for some sites that will be helpful in the event of a natural disaster.

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During a Disaster

What should you do during a disaster? Click here to read more about what you can do once a disaster is on your doorstep.

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After a Disaster

Returning to normal after a disaster may be quick, or difficult and prolonged. Click here for more information about recovering from a major disaster event.

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Useful Contacts and More Information

In an emergency the following contacts should be used as your first point of call. Click here to know who to call in an emergency.

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