Tune in to Stay Informed

Disaster Dashboard

Council has developed a public-facing platform that acts as a one-stop shop for essential information about the local area in times of disaster. By providing easy access to up-to-date information (e.g. road closures, weather updates, school closures, emergency warnings, etc.), this dashboard provides situational awareness to the Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) and general community and serves as a tool for critical decision-making for the TLDMG.

Visit the Disaster Dashboard at disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au.

Radio Stations

It is vital that you tune into your local radio station in the event of an emergency.

Local Radio Stations
ABC Local Radio 630 AM
Live FM99.9 FM
Power 100 100.7 FM
Triple M 102.3 FM
Hit FM 103.1 FM
Triple T 103.9 FM
Star FM 106.3 FM
4K1G 107.1 FM

Warnings and Alerts

Council utilises a suite of communication methods to issue warnings and alerts to the community, including:

  • Disaster Dashboard;
  • social media;
  • radio and TV updates;
  • media releases;
  • face-to-face (i.e. door knocking); and,
  • Emergency Alerts

Emergency Alert System

Emergency Alert is the national telephone-based emergency warning system capable of sending warning messages to fixed line telephones (i.e. landlines) and mobile phones.

The Emergency Alert system provides emergency service organisations and our Local Disaster Management Group with an effective way to warn communities in the event of an emergency, such as bushfire and extreme weather events.  For more information, please visit the Australian Government Emergency Alert website.