Floodplains are areas that adjoin creeks, rivers or coastlines and include the footprint of all adjoining land that could experience inundation during a flood. Do the following flood checks to understand more about flooding in your area.
Suburb flood maps
Council has compiled maps showing areas of potential flood inundation for each suburb within the region.
Flood explorer interactive mapping tool
Council has developed an interactive mapping tool that provides an easy way to learn about flooding in your area. The tool allows you to easily see the impact of different sizes and types of flood events on your property. Please note: Flood Explorer is best suited for use well before an actual flooding event and may not be available during an event.
Flood Check reports
Flood check reports are available for free download for all
properties within the Moreton Bay Region. There are two types
of reports available relating to either existing flooding
conditions or for development purposes.
Flood Check Property Report
Flood Check Property Reports describe the existing flooding
conditions that have been identified for a given property. These
reports can prove beneficial when preparing a flood emergency plan
or applying for flood insurance. Please note: the Flood Check
Property Reports are best suited for use well before an actual
flooding event and may not be available during an event.
Flood Check Development Report
For anyone proposing new building and/or development works you
are encouraged to read the planning
scheme, together with a free Flood Check Development Report.
These reports provide information for property owners and potential
developers, to help understand the flood related requirements of
Moreton Bay Regional Council's Planning Scheme.
MBRC Planning Scheme
The Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme commenced on 1 February 2016. The planning scheme includes a new region-wide approach to flood risk management including risk maps and associated planning and development controls to manage exposure to flooding. For anyone proposing development you are encouraged to read the planning scheme together with a Flood Check Development Report.
Find out more about flooding and how to interpret and understand flood reports and maps.
Preparing for floods
Floods can cause damage to your property and threaten your safety. Find out how to prepare for a flood emergency here:
Flood publications and digital data
Council holds a number of flood study and investigation reports that provide documentation of the process used to identify the region's floodplains. Digital data packages are also available.
Share your flood data
Council is always interested in your flood data. Photos and evidence of major flood events in our region will allow Council to verify and improve our flood predictions and improve the safety of our floodplains.
Other agencies with useful flood information: