Weather warnings and emergency alerts
Warnings and alerts can be accessed at a number of locations, depending on the type of weather event or emergency.
Queensland's primary warning and alert sources are:
- Current Warnings and Emergency Alerts
- Bureau of Meteorology — weather warnings
- Queensland Fire and Emergency — fire bans and bushfire advice messages
Tune in to warnings and alerts
Find out how to tune in to warnings and alerts in case of a disaster or emergency in your area.
For non-English speaking people
Information sheets in languages other than English are available on the Emergency Management Queensland website.
Bureau of Meteorology weather warnings
- Tropical cyclone warnings
- Fire weather warnings
- Severe thunderstorm and general severe weather warnings
- Flood warnings
- Tsunami warnings
- Marine warnings
- Other warnings and alerts
Emergency Alert. Be Warned. Be Informed
Emergency Alert is the national telephone based emergency warning system that sends messages:
- via landlines based on the location of the handset,
- via mobile phones based on an individual’s billing address, and
- for Telstra mobile account holders based on the device's location.
If you receive an Emergency Alert and want more information, follow the instructions in the message. You do not need to register for this service.
Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)
Know how to listen out for and recognise the Standard Emergency Warning Signal. Stop & listen when you hear the signal on the radio or television and act immediately on the advice that follows.
Local council warnings and alerts
Your local council's Disaster Management Group may release warnings and alerts specific to your area in a disaster or emergency.
Contact your local council to register for warnings and alerts.