Disaster and Emergency Management Disaster and Emergency Management

The Isaac Regional Council urges the community to proactively plan for disaster events such as cyclones, storm surges, floods and bushfires. Become an expert about how to prepare your family and friends, source information during a disaster or emergency, and what recovery options are available.

Isaac Regional Council Local Disaster Management Group

Under the Disaster Management Act 2003, the Isaac Regional Council Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) proactively plans to reduce the impact on the community from disaster events such as cyclones, storm surges, floods, and bushfires. The LDMG is chaired by the Mayor and is made up of multiple agencies, organisations and industry representatives. The membership of the group includes core and support advisory members chosen for their roles and responsibilities in the region, their specialist knowledge and to distribute awareness and information pertaining to disaster management.

The members include, but are not limited to:

  • Chair (Mayor)
  • Deputy Chair (Deputy Mayor)
  • Local Disaster Coordinator
  • Deputy Local Disaster Coordinator
  • Chief Executive Officer, Isaac Regional Council
  • State Emergency Service
  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Queensland Fire & Emergency Service
  • Queensland Health (Regional Hospitals)

The LDMG prepares the Local Disaster Management Plan (PDF, 2.97MB) and has a range of other sub-plans for all stages of Disaster Management: Prevention, Preparation, Response and Recovery.

In the event of a disaster, the LDMG will activate the Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) to assist in operational activities such as the coordination of requests for assistance from the community, acquisition of resources and distribution of public information and warnings. The LDCC is staffed by trained Council employees and Agency Liaison Officers from relevant LDMG member agencies.

Useful documents, website, apps and contacts

Should you require assistance in a disaster please refer to the number below:

Life threatening emergencies

Police, Fire or Ambulance

Storm and flood damage SES
132 500
Local Disaster Coordination Centre Isaac Regional Council
1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227)

Our Get Ready Guide (PDF, 4.9MB) is designed to show residents how to take steps before, during and after any disaster situations to help reduce potential loss of life and property damage.

Sandbags are available to protect your home and business during the storm season at 3 locations along the Isaac coastline. For more information see the Sandbagging Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.29MB)

Using your smart phone or tablet can keep you out of deep water. Here are some helpful apps and websites you can add to your disaster preparations or for everyday use.


Disaster Management separate charge

In accordance with section (94)(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 2009, Council levies a Disaster Management separate charge of $10 per rateable assessment, to be levied equally on all rateable assessments in Council's area.

The Disaster Management Separate Charge will be used solely to assist in funding the recurrent annual disaster management activities of Council, including those costs relating to the operation and maintenance of equipment used by Council in fulfilment of its disaster management obligations, and those costs relating to disaster prevention and disaster planning.