General Emergency Information

Disaster Management Group

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.

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Burke Shire Local Disaster Management Plan

Burke Shire Local Evacuation Plan

MODIS Flood Satellite Map

Flood Camera Feeds

Latest weather updates

Emergency contact details


000 Fire, Police and Ambulance (Emergencies)
112 Fire, Police and Ambulance Emergencies - Mobile Phone
13 14 44 Police (Non-Emergency)
07 4744 1611 Burketown Police
1800 044 576 Fire Comms - Northern Region
13 25 00 SES (State Emergency Services)
07 4745 5133 Burketown Health Clinic
13 16 70 Ergon Energy (Emergencies)
13 22 96 Ergon Energy (To Report a Fault)
13 00 03 Telstra Faults
1300 659 219 BOM Weather & Warnings
1300 659 212 BOM Cyclone Warnings
0414 717 374 Wildlife Care NQ
13 11 14 Lifeline
13 19 40 RACQ
13 19 40 Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)
13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) Queensland Health

Further Information

Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with the cleanup following the 2023 Monsoonal Flood


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Gym clean up


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