Disaster Management

​​​On this page, you will find documents and links to information to help you prepare and deal with the effects of natural disasters and emergencies.  

Disaster Dashboard

You can keep up to date with the latest road closures, power outages and much more by visiting our:

See the Australian Government's Bureau of Meteorology website for the latest information on:

Lockyer Valley Local Disaster Management Plan

To view the current version of this plan, please click the link below.

Early Warning Network

Residents of the Lockyer Valley are encouraged to join the Early Warning Network (EWN) to receive free warning alerts for severe thunderstorms, hail, destructive winds, cyclones and flooding. Residents can choose alerts via email, SMS to a mobile number or voice alerts on a landline when registering online.

Floodwater Safety

​Our summer storm season brings with it severe weather and the possibility of flash flooding.  Many drivers don't understand the risks when driving into floodwater and often feel pressured to do so whether it be because of the need to collect the kids from school or the strong desire to get home during severe weather. Driving through flooded roads can be fatal - the dangers include:

  • being washed from a causeway - less than 60 centimetres of slow moving water can wash away any type of car, even a four-wheel drive
  • getting snagged by submerged debris
  • stalling in rising water
  • collapsed causeways or roads washing away without warning

Remember, if it's flooded, forget it!  For more information on preparing your 'Plan B', check out the Queensland Government's floodwater safety website.

Prepare for natural disasters

Please click on the following natural disasters for preparation information:

Please follow the links below to prepare:

for natural disasters or emergencies.


Sandbags can be purchased from some local hardware stores or landscaping suppliers. We recommend checking with hardware stores and landscaping suppliers for availability.

It is best to be prepared and purchase your own sandbags before  flood events as when significant flooding is occurring, sandbags may be in limited supply.   

During times of significant flooding, Council may make sand and empty sand bags available for community members to come along and fill their own bags.   Council will make public announcements through the media if they are making sand and sand bags available.

During flooding, if you are unable to attain and place sandbags due to physical limitations (eg. person with a disability) then a request for assistance to the SES may be made.  If you require SES assistance call 132 500.

For information on how to use sandbags to protect your home or business, go to Using sandbags to protect your home and business

Stormwater Control

For information regarding the best course of action to take, your responsibility, and Council's responsibility, please view the Stormwater Control Factsheet.

Helpful links:

Page reviewed: 18 Dec 2017 2:29pm