Emergency Information

Be prepared for cyclone season

The tourism industry is well prepared for weather events like cyclones with management plans in place to keep visitors safe. COVID-19 requirements still need to be incorporated into cyclone emergency plans.

With a La Nina summer underway, your business emergency plans should be updated and all necessary steps taken to be prepared, including how you will notify staff and guests that an event is likely to occur. Businesses should also consider the risk of COVID-19 during an extreme weather event and ensure you have adequate supplies of PPE to keep staff safe and your businesses operating. Queensland Health will issue updated advice if an outbreak requires further restrictions on businesses. Public health directions will be published here.

During the holiday season, please keep in mind the information issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (see information below) to ensure you and your staff have plenty of time to prepare for any extreme weather events. ABC radio will provide emergency warnings on your local ABC frequency and on their ABC emergency website.

TTNQ will alert members via email to necessary tourism information and actions to be taken if a weather event is likely to impact our region.

Queensland Government sites

Preparation checklist
How to protect your business
Small Business Disaster Hub


Local sites / information

Cairns Regional Council – Online maps (including Flood maps & data, Storm surge evacuation maps and Coastal hazard maps)
Crisis Communication Workbook
How to make a “video”

Key emergency links and communication resources

Bureau of Meteorology BOM
QLD Tropical Cyclone Warnings: 1300 659 212
QLD Land Weather and Flood Warnings: 1300 659 219
QLD Coastal Marine Warnings: 1300 360 427
Australian Tsunami Threat Information (1300 TSUNAMI) 1300 878 6264
QLD General Warnings (call costs apply) 1900 969 922

ABC Radio frequencies
Atherton 720 AM
Babinda 95.7 FM
Cairns 801 AM 106.7 FM
Cairns North 95.5 FM
Georgetown 106.1 FM
Coen 105.9 FM
Cooktown 105.7 FM
Croydon 105.9 FM
Dimbulah 91.7 FM
Lakeland 106.1 FM
Laura 106.1 FM
Mission Beach 89.3 FM
Mossman 639 AM
Mount Garnet 95.7 FM
Mount Molloy 95.7 FM
Normanton 105.7 FM
Thursday Island (Torres Strait) 1062 AM
Tully 95.5 FM
Weipa 1044 AM
You can also download the complete list for Queensland here.

Emergency Contacts
Rural Fire Qld Cairns 4042 5468
Ergon outages & disruptions 131 670
Main Road closures 131 940
SES Flood & Storm Assistance 132 500
Queensland Health 13 43 25 84

Local Disaster Coordination Centres
Cairns Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4044 3377
Carpentaria Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4745 2200
Cassowary Coast Local Disaster Coordination Centre 1300 188 505
Cook Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 131 940
Croydon Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4748 7111
Douglas Shire Disaster Coordination Centre 4098 2599
Etheridge Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4079 9029
Hinchinbrook Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4776 4600
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4083 8000
Mareeba Local Disaster Coordination Centre 1300 308 461
Tablelands Local Disaster Coordination Centre 1300 362 242
Torres Strait Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4069 1336
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4083 9100
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Local Disaster Coordination Centre 4056 9120

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