Prepare your business for natural disasters

Is your business ready

Queensland regularly experiences natural disasters, from severe storms to flooding and bushfires. These events can have major impacts on your business, including:

  • a loss of income, cash flow, stock, and inventory
  • damages to buildings, vehicles, and equipment
  • outages to phones, Wi-Fi, and power
  • disruptions to supply chains and deliveries
  • physical injuries and health of staff, suppliers, and contractors
  • accessibility to staff, customers, and contractors
  • security risks.

The best way to cope with a natural disaster or unexpected weather event is to have a plan. Having a plan ensures your business can continue to operate during and after a natural disaster.

Start your plan by signing up for notifications on bushfires, severe weather, road closures or flooding with MoretonAlert.

Stories and advice from local businesses

Join Kim Skubris and Doctor Wayne Graham from the University of Sunshine Coast in an informative webinar which unpacks how you can plan, cope, and recover from a disaster, and better understand the impacts on your business.

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Assistance has been provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-state Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

This video resource would not have been possible without assistance from four incredible local businesses.

Discover their stories:

The best thing you can do to prepare for a disaster is start planning before it happens.

“Start now, do a little bit of planning regularly, within a short amount of time, you’ll have a plan.”
 - Doctor Wayne Graham.

Resources to help you prepare

To prepare for a disaster or weather event you can:

Minimise the impacts of a disaster

You can minimise the impacts of a disaster by implementing a business continuity plan. It can help you resume critical business activities in a disaster or crisis.

Find out how to prepare a business continuity plan.

Key emergency contacts

  • Triple zero (emergency ambulance, police or fire services) - 000
  • State Emergency Service (SES) - 132 500
  • City of Moreton Bay - (07) 3205 0555
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority - 1800 110 841
  • Translating and Interpreting Service - 13 14 50
  • Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience - (03) 9419 2388
  • Ergon Energy - 13 16 70
  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
  • Poisons Helpline - 13 11 26
  • Tsunami Warning -1300 878 6264.