Update: City of Moreton Bay flood recovery

Published 02 February 2024

City of Moreton Bay Council continues to assist the community in its recovery from this major weather event.

Residents can go to Flood recovery resources - City of Moreton Bay for the most up-to-date details on flood recovery resources including:

  • how to submit a damage assessment report
  • free flood waste disposal details
  • Requesting a skip bin for your flood impacted area
  • Financial and support services including hotlines and a list of grant funding options.

Residents can also reach out for assistance through the Queensland Government’s Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349. 

Eligible residents can now apply for Personal Hardship Assistance grants, with $180 for individuals and up to $900 for a family of five or more available to cover the costs of essentials such as food, clothing and medicine.

Residents impacted by natural disasters can also take advantage of free legal advice and other services, such as birth and marriage certificate replacements by contacting the disaster legal helpline (1300 527 700) operated by Legal Aid Queensland.

Free disposal of flood waste is now currently available across our 12 sites. Locations here: Find a waste and recycling facility - City of Moreton Bay

A community recovery hub, staffed by community recovery workers, has been set up at Bray Park for residents who are experiencing hardship. Here they can receive support with grant funding and obtain emotional and wellbeing support. The Bray Park Community Recovery Hub is based at Encircle Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre, 865 Gympie Road, Lawnton.

If your home has experienced flooding across habitable indoor areas due to the recent weather event, you can request a skip bin by calling Council on (07) 3205 0555. This can be done until 8 March 2024. Skip bins will be placed in an approved central location to best serve all affected residents.

City of Moreton Bay is asking residents to submit a damage assessment report if their home or property was damaged during the recent flood event. This information is vital for Council to build a picture of where support is most required and will help inform State and Federal Government assessment for funding eligibility. Should community members have information about the flood, City of Moreton Bay would be grateful if they could share that information via the Share Your Flood Data page.

Mosquito management continues with spraying yesterday and today including the southern areas include Rothwell, Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Griffin, Mango Hill, Lawnton and Deception Bay and the northern areas include Uhlmann Rd, Burpengary East, Beachmere, Ningi, Donnybrook, Toorbul, Elimbah and Bribie Island.

People wanting to support flood-impacted residents in this disaster can donate money, items and services via GIVIT with 100% of financial donations received used to purchase essential items and services for those who need it.

As at 9.30am today (2 February) QFES has undertaken 420 assessments of flood damaged properties:

  • 26 Severe
  • 91 Moderate
  • 91 Minor.

QFES will complete assessments in remaining assessments in Caboolture and Caboolture South today.

As at 9.30am today (2 February) Council crews have recorded 89 assessments.

  • 1 Severe
  • 4 Minor
  • 2 Moderate.

The flooding this week was severe in some areas, with record rainfall experienced in places like Samford and Bray Park, exceeded only by the huge flood event of February 2022. With such significant rainfall, the unfortunate outcome is flooding in many of our neighbourhoods.

We appreciate this situation has been and continues to be extremely challenging for people.  Residents can reach out for assistance through the Queensland Government’s Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.  Alternatively, they can phone Council’s Call Centre for flood related assistance on (07) 3205 0555.

Thank you to the many volunteers and government agencies who have so readily stepped in to support City of Moreton Bay residents during this severe weather event.