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Disaster Management

Before a Disaster


It is important for you to know what to do if you have to face a disaster or emergency at home or at work.

If you know what needs to be done, it makes it easier to stay calm if a situation should occur.   By planning ahead, you can be prepared and help reduce the risk of injury and damage to property.

It can force you to evacuate from your home or it may confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services, such as water, electricity or telephones were cut off?

Local Council personnel, Emergency Services and government officers will be on the scene as soon as possible after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.

You, your family and your neighbours need to know how to cope in a disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team.

Know Your Risks

Natural disasters that may affect the North Burnett region include cyclone, flood, bushfire, earthquake, landslide and pandemic.

Prepare your Emergency Kit

Before the storm season, you should make every effort to prepare yourself and your family, including your pets by having a fully stocked emergency kit ready to go.

Remember your Pets

It’s up to you to prepare for the safety of your pets, livestock or other farm animals long before a natural hazard affects your farm or home.

Prepare your Emergency Plan

Take the time to discuss what you and your family will do in the event of an emergency or disaster situation.  Prepare your Emergency Plan ahead of time.

Prepare your Home or Business

There are many things that you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim during a disaster. Some simple precautions will protect your family and property.

Get to Know Your Neighbours

Getting to know your neighbours is an important part of preparing your household. Neighbours can help each other in many ways.

Plans and Other Resources

Council is committed to educating staff and residents about these natural dangers and has developed a number of resources with various tips on preparing for disaster events. Included on this page are links to available resources from expert agencies, as well as information on what services we can provide to help you get “disaster ready”.

North Burnett Region Disaster Management Plan

The North Burnett Region Disaster Management Plan forms the basis and guidelines for the Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery activities of the joint agencies within the North Burnett Region.  The Plan is used when responding to a disaster that has impacted or has the potential to seriously impact upon the communities and infrastructure in the regional area.

Whilst as a community we may not be able to prevent disasters from occurring, we can prepare our community and enhance its resilience to the adverse impact of any threat. The Plan comprises two parts: a Main Plan with support plans for each of the six major towns in the North Burnett; and a Disaster Operating Manual comprising a number of Sub Plans and Operational Checklists.

Hard copies of the document are available to view at Council’s Customer Service Centres.


Main Plan
Biggenden Disaster Support Group Plan
Eidsvold Disaster Support Group Plan
Gayndah Disaster Support Group Plan
Monto Disaster Support Group Plan
Mt Perry Disaster Support Group Plan
Mundubbera Disaster Support Group Plan


Sub Plan 1 – Business and Governance
Sub Plan 2 – Activation and Coordination
Sub Plan 3 – Community Disaster Education and Awareness
Sub Plan 4 – Public Information and Warnings
Sub Plan 5 – Evacuation and Evacuation Centre Management
Sub Plan 6 – Public Health
Sub Plan 7 – Resupply Plan
Sub Plan 8 – Impact Assessment
Sub Plan 9 – Recovery Plan
Sub Plan 10 – Bushfire Management and Response
Sub Plan 11 – Pandemic Management and Response
Sub Plan 12 – Dam Failure
Sub Plan 13 – Emergency Animal and Plant Disease
Risk Assessment
Risk Register


North Burnett Regional Council Disaster Management Plan 2016
Flood Mitigation Study
Get Ready North Burnett Guide
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North Burnett Disaster Proof Your Business

Disaster Proof Your Business! 
A guide for business continuity during disaster events.

Queensland is the most disaster-prone state in Australia having experienced more than 90 natural disasters in the past decade alone. Operating in the North Burnett Region requires consideration and planning to ensure your business can continue operating during a wide range of potential disasters.

NBRC Disaster Proof Your Business

Assistance provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

Itinerant Traveller Disaster Guide
When you’re travelling through the Naturally Beautiful, North Burnett we hope you enjoy the beautiful sights, people and produce.  But what would you do if there was a severe weather event?  Do you know where to go for information?
We want your time travelling through North Burnett and the Burnett River Catchment to be safe.  That’s why North Burnett and Bundaberg Regional Councils have produced the Itinerant Traveller ‘Guide to Severe Weather in the Burnett River Catchment’.
This guide covers our major severe weather risks, emergency contacts, where to find more information and how to prepare to evacuate.   We know many of our itinerant travellers do not speak English as a first language.  Below you will find the Be Prepared Guide in nine (9) different languages to help you prepare for the unexpected.
This project is proudly funding by the Queensland Government through Get Ready Queensland Funding.
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