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Get Ready GC

Disasters can happen quickly, sometimes without warning, so having your emergency plan in place is vital. Discover easy steps to keep your family, pets and property safe.

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Common types of disasters

Severe flooding, storms, bushfires, cyclones and heat waves are major natural incidents that potentially could affect our city.

Find ways we can all prepare and cushion the effects of these events if they occur:

Bushfire

The annual bushfire season on the Gold Coast runs from September through to December, although seasonal changes can extend or shorten this period.

Find useful information on how to be prepare for such an event and how the City manages bushfire risk on our Bushfire page.

For more information, visit the Queensland Government's Bushfires webpage.

Cyclones and severe storms

Storm season in Queensland runs from November through to April, although seasonal changes can extend or shorten this period.

Visit our Disaster Management pages and the Queensland Government webpage, Cyclones and severe storms, for information on what to do before, during and after such an event.

Earthquake

Visit the Queensland Government website for information about what to do before, during and after an earthquake.

Flood

The Gold Coast is subject to flood risks and past flood events have caused moderate to extensive damage to private property, community buildings, bridges and roads.

Find all the information you need to know about managing flood on the Gold Coast.

Flood information can also be found on the Queensland Government website.

Heatwave

Visit our Heatwave page to find some simple steps you can take to look after yourself, your family and your pets if a heat wave is predicted or happening.

Landslide

Visit the Queensland Government website for information about what to do before, during and after a landslide.

Tsunami

Visit the Queensland Government website for information about what to do before, during and after a tsunami.

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