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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.

Disaster management

Cyclone Debbie infrastructure restoration underway

Efforts to repair the City in the aftermath of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie are well underway.

Public safety is our highest priority, and all restoration works are being prioritised.

For more information about infrastructure restoration works that are now underway, current traffic restrictions, and detours, see our Cyclone Debbie infrastructure restoration page.

Living in one of the most beautiful parts of the world can also bring its hazards. Severe floods, storms, bushfires, cyclones and heat waves are the kinds of major natural incidents our city can face every year.

As a community, our best protection in any disaster is to be prepared. This website provides practical advice that will be helpful before, during and after a disaster.

Get Ready Gold Coast is an initiative of Get Ready Queensland.

Preparing for a disaster

Be prepared. It’s not nice to think about it, but what would you do if there was a natural disaster tomorrow? Find out how to prepare an emergency plan, emergency kit and how to get your home ready for storm season.


During a disaster

Our City dashboard has the latest information on road closures, weather warnings, traffic and beach conditions.

For useful contacts, website links, plus tips on how to keep you and your family safe, see our During a disaster page.


Recovering from a disaster

What the City does and what you can do to assist in recovering from a disaster.


Disaster coordination

Disaster coordination is a partnership between the City of Gold Coast, State and Federal emergency teams and the community.


City news updates

For City of Gold Coast’s latest news and alerts in one convenient location, view our Media Centre at news.cityofgoldcoast.com.au. Make sure you save it to the home screen on your Smartphone so you won’t miss a thing.

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