Ipswich City Council is dedicated to providing our community with a broad range of information on emergency management in our city. From floods to fires to storm readiness, our range of emergency management initiatives ensure our residents are kept informed, updated and safe in the event of any emergency.
Emergency Management Dashboard (EMD)
The Emergency Management Dashboard provides residents with a comprehensive and user-friendly platform for accessing information on the current status of events in Ipswich, including emergency news, road conditions, weather warnings, power outages and more. The Emergency Management Dashboard is your link to emergency management information - during an event or any other day of the year. Get informed - visit Ipswich City Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard today.
Early Warning Network (EWN)
As part of Ipswich City Council's commitment to community safety and wellbeing, we have teamed up the Early Warning Network to provide residents with early warning alerts for potentially dangerous weather and bushfires within the City of Ipswich. Our goal is to encourage residents to become familiar with potential hazards and risks and take early action where needed.
My Ipswich Alerts
The EWN alerts are provided through Council's innovative My Ipswich Alerts platform, a free service enabling the community to be instantly updated via email, SMS or smartphone app with warnings and information about emergency and disaster events and services actions in the greater Ipswich region. These alerts also include notifications for releases from Seqwater facilities, such as Lake Wivenhoe water release notifications, as well as other unique functions like the 'Help Me' button which sends out your location to family and friends in an emergency. Severe weather warnings are also available via the Ipswich City Council Facebook page or the Bureau of Meteorology.
For more information about My Ipswich Alerts, or to register or update your details, please use the buttons below:
For an easy three step guide to getting storm ready in Ipswich, watch how Will gets storm smart in our new Emergency Management video:
Triple Zero (all emergencies)
TTY Emergency Call
RSPCA Emergency Hotline
1300 ANIMAL (1300 130 372)
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
13 25 23
Disaster and Emergency Information
Emergency Management Dashboard
Donation of Goods to Affected Persons
Loss of supply
13 19 62
13 12 53
13 62 62
Non-Life Threating Flood, Storm or Rescue Information
State Emergency Service (SES)
Download QLD SES Assistance App (iOS/Android
Non-Life Threating Fire, Emergency or Rescue Information
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
13 74 68
Queensland Government Rural Fire Service
1800 020 440
Gas (Natural) Providers
1800 427 532
1800 017 000
1800 808 526
13 HEALTH (13 432584)
Ipswich City Council
General enquiries and emergencies – all hours
07 3810 6666
National Relay Service
Speak & Listen
Internet relay users
Captioned relay users
1300 555 727
0423 677 767
1800 333 000
Emergency / Disaster Preparation
RACQ Get Ready
Ipswich City Council
My Ipswich Alerts
Qld Gov Community Recovery
1800 173 349
ABC 612 AM
River 94.9 FM
1300 222 612
07 3813 1949
13 22 03
13 29 99
Small and medium business
1300 650 410
Traffic and Transport
Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads
13 19 40
Translating and Interpreting
Queensland Government Translating and Interpreting Service
13 14 50
Water & Sewerage
Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU)
Faults & Emergencies
13 23 64
13 26 57
Volunteer During an Emergency
07 3002 7600
What is overland flow?
Overland flow is surface water resulting from rainfall, which can cause flooding of properties and houses if not properly managed.
Why is it important?
Ipswich is prone to bursts of intense rainfall which causes significant amounts of surface water. This surface water will naturally concentrate and flow downhill. Where a piped drainage system is unavailable or unable to cope, the resulting surface water (overland flow) takes its natural course downhill, often across private property.
Overland flow is a natural occurrence and can be effectively managed across private property by following
some simple guidelines. Download the managing overland flow fact sheet below.
Warnings are urgent - you will need to act immediately on the information provided. Whatever the emergency, you need to Tune In - Log On - Listen Out - and Act!
A few hours spent working through simple planning tasks with your household, putting aside supplies and securing your home could mean the difference between life and death.
Please download the following fact sheets to help you and your household in the event of an emergency.
For more emergency factsheets and tips visit the Queensland Government RACQ Get Ready Queensland website.
During an emergency, registering with NRIS can help people know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This NRIS service is launched during emergency situations to help people reconnect with family and friends.
For the latest weather forecast for south east Queensland, including storm and flood warnings, click on the following link to the Bureau of Meteorology:
The river gauge used by the Bureau of Meteorology for flood warnings is located on the north bank of the Bremer River just downstream of the David Trumpy Bridge.
The City of Ipswich is a dynamic growth area of South East Queensland with a wide range of topography, changing demographics and diversified industries that are occasionally subjected to the impact of disasters, both natural and non-natural.
To meet these challenges, the Ipswich City Council Local Disaster Management Plan has been developed in conjunction with our government and non-government partner agencies. Their contribution is acknowledged and appreciated.
Did you know that the City of Ipswich is home to people from more than 115 cultural backgrounds? The key to an inclusive and prepared community is accessibility of information to everyone.
As a result, a series of emergency management education and preparedness guides designed for use by culturally and linguistically diverse communities has been prepared by Emergency Management Australia.
The series is made up of six easy to understand illustrations, with each one offering tips for dealing with different types of natural disasters.They provide practical advice in an easy to understand format, making them accessible to the entire community.