An emergency alert is the national telephone-based system that the State Disaster Coordination Centre use to send messages to landlines and mobile phones to warn people of dangerous weather and possible severe impacts. The decision to send an emergency alert is based on certainty, severity, timeframe, frequency and action.

You do not need to register to receive an emergency alert. 

Emergency alert messages are sent from: +61 444 444 444

These messages are not a scam and are official text messages from the Queensland State Disaster Coordination Centre as part of the national geo-targeting emergency alert system.

If you receive an emergency alert and want more information, follow the instructions in the message.  

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Better version of SDCC
You do not need to register to receive an emergency alert. The State Disaster Coordination Centre based at Kedron (Brisbane) will send an automated text alert if you are in an area that has been activated for a emergency alert. The State Disaster Coordination Centre Watch Desk sends emergency alerts for all disaster management agencies in Queensland and puts them on an emergency alerts map.
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The difference between alerts and warnings is whether you need to prepare or act. Emergency alerts are sent to people in a location where extreme weather is happening. If you receive an emergency alert, you should take action straight away to protect you and your loved ones. Weather warnings come from the Bureau of Meteorology. These warnings are to help you make informed decisions to prepare before severe weather strikes.
Bundaberg Dashboard
All 77 local councils and one town authority are listed here, with links to their disaster dashboards or websites: (include council landing page link here). Visit and bookmark their page so you can find it quickly when you need. Use the search bar below to find your local council by entering your postcode, your town, your suburb or the council's name. If you are holidaying or travelling in Queensland, you can find the local council by entering the town or location you are visiting.
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Local councils have general information and advice for their community during a natural disaster. Councils’ local information includes evacuation centre locations, river heights, road conditions and closures, power and phone outages. In preparation for extreme weather seasons, many councils will run events, information stalls and other activities to help their community Get Ready for when the next major weather event occurs.