Heavy rainfall update - 11 May 2022

Published on 11 May 2022

Grey skies over city of Gold Coast

The City continues to monitor the situation closely with heavy rain still predicted over the next two days.

While the rainfall is not expected to cause significant flooding, we know the catchments have received a lot of rain in recent months and it could lead to flash flooding. Remember if it's flooded, forget it.

Gold Coast Beaches have been closed today due to a dangerous swell and rough conditions.

We encourage everyone to monitor the latest updates from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Sandbagging stations

The City’s three sandbagging stations will be open until 6pm today and from 6am tomorrow.

They are located at:

  • 232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama (next to City of Gold Coast Coomera Depot)
  • 42-44 Boyd Street, Bilinga (use the service road, next to the City of Gold Coast Tugun Depot)
  • 61 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads, (Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre)

Signage will be in place on site to direct motorists to the sandbagging stations. PLEASE drive carefully and to the conditions. If it's unsafe to be on the roads, please stay home.