Townsville region flooding information 

If you are in a life-threatening situation or emergency, please call ‘000’.

For non-urgent conditions, and if you can travel safely, please visit the closest open GP or Pharmacy near you. If you have any non-urgent questions or concerns about medication (storage and supplies) or your health during this difficult time, please your local pharmacists or GPs. Remember; “if it’s flooded, forget it!”.

Find your nearest GP or pharmacist using the National Health Services Directory.

If you can’t travel safely to your nearest health service provider and you are worried about your health, please call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) to get non-urgent medical advice from a registered nurse 24/7.
For more resources specific to Townsville flood recovery support, please visit the Townsville floods recovery page here.

The following information is taken from the Queensland Government’s Get Ready Queensland website. Information is correct as of December 2018.


Floods can occur almost anywhere in Queensland and can rise over days, or in minutes in a ‘flash flood’. Don’t enter floodwater – even water 30cm deep could sweep you off your feet and there is a high probability that flood water will be polluted and harmful to your health.

Below is useful information to assist you to get ready for a flood event.

For current information about flooding go to the Queensland Government disasters and alerts web page or the Bureau of Meteorology Queensland weather and warnings web page.

Prepare to stay safe

Plan to deal with flooded roads on your regular journeys

The only way to stay safe is to stay out of floodwater. And the best way to avoid the water is to get yourself a Plan B – whether that’s staying in or finding a safer way to travel. The Queensland Government’s floodwater safety initiative includes a Flooded Roads Map which uses real-time data and user reports to give you a picture of the flood-risk for your journey, helping you plan a safer route from A to B. You can also report flooding incidents and share your route suggestions to help other drivers arrive safely.

If it’s flooded, forget it


This information contains links to useful information about cyclones and how to get ready before they strike.

For all information about current cyclones, visit the Queensland Government’s disasters and alerts web page or the Bureau of Meteorology Queensland cyclone page.

About Cyclones
Cyclones and severe storms

Be prepared

The following websites and fact sheets will help you to be prepared for cyclones and floods:

Queensland Government

Queensland Health

Local Council

Download the Get Ready fact sheets

For children

Federal Government’s information for school aged kids: