Preparing for an Emergency Preparing for an Emergency

Don't wait for a disaster to happen before you think about how you and your family are going to survive.  In a major disaster, high winds, rising floodwaters, debris or damaged roads can prevent emergency services from reaching you.  Your community could be isolated and essential services disrupted for up to three days or more.

You may not have immediate access to support and will need to rely on the supplies and equipment you have on hand at home.  If you were isolated right now, would you be prepared?

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Useful Contacts

Longreach Regional Council's Emergencies Customer Service Number is (07) 4658 4111.

SES Storm and Flood Damage 132 500

Road Conditions 13 19 40

See the full list below

Local Disaster Management Plan

Download a copy here

Resupply to Isolated Communities and Properties

The attached brochure details how Council works with the State Government to deliver essential supplies to isolated communities and properties in the event of a disaster.

Emergency Contacts Emergency Contacts

If you need Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency, call Triple Zero (000)

If you want to report non-urgent property crime and non-urgent incidents, call the 24hr Policelink 131 444

Find your nearest Police Station at Queensland Police Station Locator

Local Contacts

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

Location - 134 Eagle Street
Non-emergency contact (07) 4658 1005

Queensland Ambulance Service

Location - Sunbird Court
Non-emergency contact - 131 233

SES (State Emergency Service)

Location - 14-16 Miner Road, Longreach
Non-emergency contact - 132 500

Queensland Police Service


Location - 97 Galah Street
Non-emergency contact (07) 4652 5200


Location - McMaster Dr
Non-emergency contact (07) 4652 5200


Location - Mary Street
Non-emergency contact (07) 4658 8220

Local Disaster Management Group Local Disaster Management Group

In accordance with section 29 of the Disaster Management Act 2003, Longreach Regional Council has established a Local Disaster Management Group.

The Longreach Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) takes seriously its responsibilities to its local community to prepare and support Council, local organisations and the community itself for possible disaster events. Council is committed to ensuring it is prepared for disasters in this area and will work with local agencies and organisations to ensure the best possible coordination of local effort in preparing, mitigating, responding to and recovering from disasters.

The Longreach LDMG is chaired by Council's Mayor, with the Chief Executive Officer being the Local Disaster Coordinator (LDC).  The group comprises of representatives from Council, State Government and Emergency Services, with other major stakeholders and community organisations invited to attend as advisers. The group meets twice per year, traditionally in April and October to coincide with the wet season and post season.

Local Disaster Management Plan Local Disaster Management Plan

Council has supported the development of the Local Disaster Management Plan (LDMP) to facilitiate the implementation of effective and efficient disaster management strategies.  The Plan documents the arrangements, relationships and agreement of the Longreach local government's approach to disaster management in accordance with the Disaster Management Act 2003.  It aims to maximise the resilience of local communities through mitigating identified risks, preparing for possible disaster events and maintaining the capacity of local organisations to support local communities.

The Plan details the arrangements necessary to undertake disaster management within the Longreach Regional Council local government area, which includes the areas of:

  • Longreach
  • Ilfracombe
  • Isisford
  • Yaraka

This entails the use of any State and Commonwealth government department and/or agencies and all resources available for the prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from, the effects of disasters or events having a community consequence, whilst utilising an all hazards approach.

These situations could include:

  • Flood
  • Severe Weather
  • Bushfire
  • Heatwave
  • Vector Outbreak
  • Pandemic
  • Major Traffic Accidents
  • Hazardous Substance Incidents

Click Here to view Longreach Regional Council's Local Disaster Management Plan.