Managing disasters


We play a major role in managing the impact of disasters within our boundaries. Find information about the SES, the disaster management group, evacuation committee and our disaster management and evacuation plans.

SES officer climbing ladder
Call 132 500, lodge a request online or download the SES assistance app. The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer organisation that assists Queensland communities in times of emergency and disaster. Each year the SES receives thousands of calls for assistance. SES volunteers care about their communities and are not paid for the work that they do. ...
Flooded town
The issue of evacuating a community is one which requires considerable forethought and planning, and should be done in a broad consultative manner that represents a cross section of the community and the many agencies, organisations and individuals contained within that area. We have established an Evacuation and Welfare Committee which comprises representatives from the major welfare support organisations based in the region. Without the input of all of these representatives ...
We have a legislated responsibility to establish a Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) in our region that ensures we have appropriate disaster management arrangements (plans, committees, response capabilities and a program to tie all of these aspects together) in place. During an event, the LDMG provides the forum for cooperation between all agencies involved in the event. ...
Disaster plans are important for managing potential disasters and demonstrates a commitment to safety within the community. Plans form the basis and guidelines for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities for our region. The need to evacuate people from their homes can result in very traumatic responses from the evacuees. It is therefore very important to ensure that welfare facilities or services are timely and meet the needs of the ...
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