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 property report
You can obtain a report that describes the potential flooding conditions for your property. 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.
MBRC Planning Scheme
On 24 November 2015 Council adopted the Moreton Bay Regional
Council Planning Scheme and nominated a commencement date of 1
February 2016. The adopted 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. Council has released the adopted
planning scheme, including maps, online. For anyone proposing
development you are encouraged to read the adopted planning scheme
together with a Flood Check Property 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: