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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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City of Gold Coast is committed to protecting the Gold Coast's built and natural environment against flooding.

Note: For real-time, official emergency information, including closure of roads during a serious weather event or natural disaster, visit the Queensland Government's and QLD Traffic websites. Please also refer to our disaster management and emergency contacts information.

A flood is a temporary rise of water level from a creek, river, lake or along a coastline, resulting in it spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from rainfall or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena.

The Gold Coast has more than 55 kilometres of coastline and over 260 kilometres of navigable waterways. These natural and man-made features that make our lifestyle unique also present significant challenges and opportunities for managing flooding that is predicted to occur with climate change.

World experts have given a favourable report on the City's flood modelling, which is used to assess potential flooding risks. Our approach demonstrates a commitment to best practice in managing floods and enhancing community safety.

For these strategies to be effective, residents need to:

Find the link to a transcript of this video below.

For more information on floods, find the link to the Queensland Government website below.

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