SEQ residents asked to stay home

  • Extremely unstable weather conditions return
  • Residents of SEQ asked to stay home for next 24-48 hours
  • Flooded properties expected to flood again

The Queensland Government has issued an urgent warning for SEQ, with severe weather conditions particularly expected to affect Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and Bundaberg. Parents in Moreton Bay are being asked to pick up their children from school as soon as possible.

With saturated catchments, expected high winds, large hail and risk of flash flooding, many properties that were flooded over the past week are expected to flood again.

Those undertaking clean-up activities at flooded properties are being asked to pause these activities.

Residents are being asked to stay home until on Friday, and only leave home if necessary.

Transport - When it becomes safe to travel, the Queensland Government has announced free public transport across SEQ to support the flood recovery and CBD businesses that have struggled over the last two years.

All toll roads in Brisbane are now free until midnight Sunday March 6 to assist drivers who are navigating road closures.

Rail services in SEQ have resumed in stages. To see which services are running, please click here.

Buses continue to operate at a restricted capacity.

Financial support extended – Personal Hardship Grants have been extended and now apply to:

  • Brisbane
  • Fraser Coast
  • Gympie
  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Moreton
  • Noosa
  • Somerset
  • Sunshine Coast

If you or your business has been impacted by the flood then you may also eligible to apply for:

Emergency Numbers

Though the worst impacts of the flood have passed, it is important to be aware that the many areas are expected to remain flooded over the coming days.

For non-life-threatening flood and storm assistance please contact SES 132 500. If the situation is life threatening, contact Triple Zero (000).

The Property Council will continue to keep you updated as the situation unfolds, however in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Queensland Advocacy Team  via email or telephone (07 3225 3000) if you have any queries. We also encourage members to please check the Queensland Government Alerts website as well.