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About Council

Learn more about the Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Citizenship Ceremonies

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Community Events Calendar

A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.


Disaster and Emergency Information

The best time to prepare for a disaster is well before one is even on its way. Planning well means nothing is left to chance and that everyone knows what they need to do and where things are.

Because cyclones and floods are a part of life in the North, it’s easy to become complacent. Sadly, some people have perished in floods and cyclones because they were not prepared or did not follow the warnings.

Emergency Action Guide

Council is committed to assisting the community in preparing for disaster and emergency events and has therefore published an Emergency Action Guide which focuses on natural disasters.

The Guide will help you:

  • Prepare your Emergency Plan, Emergency Kit and Evacuation Kit
  • Assist you in preparing your family, pets, home, yard and belongings before, during and after a disaster
  • Find information during a disaster and understand the risk and likelihood of disasters within the community

Download the Emergency Action Guide HERE

Disclaimer: This brochure is for information only and is provided in good faith. The Queensland Government and the Hinchinbrook Shire Council are under no liability to any person in respect of any loss or damage (including consequential loss) which may be suffered or incurred, or which may arise directly or indirectly, in respect of reliance by any person on the information contained in this brochure.

Multilingual Emergency Action Guide

The Hinchinbrook Emergency Action Guide is available in three additional languages: Italian, Spanish and Tagalog (Filipino) which can be downloaded below.

The translation of the Hinchinbrook Emergency Action Guide was jointly funded under Australian Commonwealth and Queensland State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

If you or your organisation connect with residents who may benefit from these translated guides, please contact Council’s Disaster Management Officer on 4776 4600 to arrange collection.

Severe weather outlook 2020-2021

Important Contacts

Listed below are important contacts that may be needed during disaster and emergency situations. Residents are reminded to record important contact details on their Emergency Plan such as all householder mobile phone numbers, other numbers such as work, school, childcare providers, friends, neighbours, your household emergency contacts and the disaster and  emergency numbers listed below. 

Important Contacts Contact Number  Website 
Life Threatening Emergencies (Police Ambulance, Fire) 000 www.triplezero.gov.au
SES Assistance  132 500 www.ses.qld.gov.au
Road Information  131 940 www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
Hinchinbrook Shire Council  (07) 4776 4600 www.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au
Bureau of Meteorology  www.bom.gov.au
Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) www.disaster.qld.gov.au
Register.Find.Reunite www.register.redcross.org.au
Flooded Road Maps  www.floodwatersafety.initiatives.qld.gov.au/flooded-roads-map/