The councils of North West Queensland are at the frontline of preparing for and responding to natural disasters in their communities. Our councils are prepared to be the first point of contact for our communities and visitors to provide information and direction in the event of a natural disaster.  

Combining their experience and local know-how, the councils of Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Doomadgee, Flinders, McKinlay and Richmond have developed the Get Ready NWQ online resource to ensure locally relevant information is easily accessible for locals and visitors. This project is supported by Get Ready Queensland.

A message from our Chair, Mayor Jack Bawden

It's been a busy and challenging year in the North West, and with the wet season (hopefully) at our door it’s time to Get Ready North West Queensland.


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Have you got your 'What-if' plan?

This Wet Season we are urging all North West Queenslanders to check their ‘What-if’ plan and get ready for the upcoming disaster season.

Being prepared before a disaster hits could be the difference between staying safe or putting yourself and those you love in danger. 

Take a look at our website and follow your local council on social media to stay up to date with what is happening in your area. 


Find out how you can Get Ready

Mount Isa Wet Season Safety campaign

Mount Isa Council has launched a new educational and awareness campaign featuring two short videos that aim to keep locals and motorists safe during the Wet Season. The videos encourage pedestrians and motorists alike to stay out of flooded waterways, and outline some of the simple things people can take to be ready for a long car journey during the Wet Season, such as checking weather forecasts and road conditions before leaving, installing a UHF radio in their vehicle, and bringing extra snacks and water with them.

Six member councils from the North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Doomadgee, Flinders, McKinlay and Richmond) have collaborated to deliver this online portal focused on resources for North West Queenslanders and visitors to our region. This project is supported by Get Ready Queensland, a Queensland Reconstruction Authority initiative.