Preparing for fire season

Bushfires are fueled by vegetation, unpredictable in nature and can quickly change direction with wind conditions. Any areas that are close enough to be affected by burning material, embers and s...

Council's bushfire mitigation plans for the next season

Council supports an annual coordinated agency operation called Operation Cool Burn, where a range of Government and Community based organisation work together to protect our community from the risk of...

Preparing for a rain event and flood preparation

Preparing for a rain event Localised or flash flooding can occur after torrential rain causing drainage systems to reach capacity and overflow quickly. Flood preparation Pay attention to flood warn...

Preparing for emergencies

The Toowoomba Region is one of Australia’s most picturesque and productive areas. We are blessed with moderate climatic conditions, rich soil and beautiful landscapes. However, just like any region,...

Emergency contacts and related links

Use our Disaster Dashboard for emergency news and updates where information from a number of disaster management sources is collated in the one location. Below is a list of emergency contac...

Community alert sirens

We have installed two community alert sirens in our region as part of our disaster management functions. These sirens have been installed to alert residents to a major emergency that is likely to, or ...

Emergency alerts - voice messages or text messages

In the case of an emergency, you may receive a voice message on your landline or a text message on your mobile phone. Emergency Alert is a telephone warning system that emergency services can use to s...

Preparing for storm season

Severe storms are often unpredictable and can occur at any time, involving lightning, thunder, hail, wind gusts and flash flooding. These storms can cause major damage to property, injury and loss of ...

Coping with a heatwave

During summer our region can be affected by heatwaves, which are long periods of very hot weather, ranging from 37°C to 42°C. You can stay up to date with heatwave warnings by listeni...

Coping with a health epidemic

A health epidemic occurs when an infectious disease spreads rapidly to many people in a given population within a short period of time. If a health epidemic occurs and you suspect you may be ill, pho...

Preparing for an earthquake

An earthquake is a shaking of the earth’s crust, striking without warning and varying greatly in severity. Earthquakes can be caused by underground volcanic forces, breaking of rock under the earth...

Flood early warning system - Toowoomba and Oakey

The flood early warning system provides advanced warning that water levels in Toowoomba and Oakey creeks are likely to reach a level of flooding that could close roads and/or pose a threat to business...