Queenslanders are susceptible to a wide range of natural disasters. We can face catastrophic bushfires one month and unprecedented flooding the next. Since 2011, Queensland has been hit by more than 80 significant natural disasters resulting in devastating loss of life and leaving a recovery and reconstruction bill of more than $16.1 billion.
Some natural disasters such as cyclones, floods and fire are largely determined by your location. Other hazards such as pandemic and heatwave can happen to anyone at any time. The first step to Get Ready is to find out which disasters you are most likely to be impacted by, when they are most likely to occur and the likely risks to you, your family, your business, your travel plans, your home and other assets. Once you have this information, you can take action to Get Ready in advance and manage your risk.