Emergency Information

Latest weather updates

To keep up to date with the latest cyclone advice visit http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/index.shtml

For general weather updates visit the Bureau of Meteorology website

3 Steps to Get Ready Information  https://www.getready.qld.gov.au/

Emergency contact details

000 Emergencies
112 Emergencies - Mobile Phone
1800 044 576 Fire Comms - Northern Region
132 500 SES (State Emergency Services)
07 4744 1611 Burketown Police
07 4745 5133 Burketown Health Clinic
13 22 96 Ergon Energy (Faults)
13 11 14 Lifeline
13 19 05 RACQ
13 19 40 Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) 
13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) Queensland Health


The Burke Shire is no stranger to natural disasters, the towns and properties in the shire are regularly isolated for long periods and primary producers all too often suffer losses through flood.

The Burke Local Disaster Management Group is a dedicated group of council and non council staff that works throughout the year to reduce the impact of natural disaster on the residents of the shire. This group is fully supported by the Burke Shire Council and the council is committed to ensuring the safety and sustainability of the shire through best practice disaster management.

Burke Shire Local Disaster Management Plan

Burke Shire Local Evaculation Plan