Wednesday, 12 December

Tropical Cyclone Owen is likely to impact the far northern Queensland coast in the coming days, with another tropical low potentially bringing significant rain to other parts of Queensland. Tourists can access the latest updates from the Bureau of Meteorology here: 

Some National Parks have been temporarily closed ahead of possible Cyclone impacts. For an update to date list of closures visit:

Safe travel

If you are travelling it is important to be informed and prepared. By monitoring the official sources of advice and information you can make informed decisions should a weather or other event impact your holiday plans.

What to do when visiting Queensland and a natural disaster strikes

The Queensland Government's Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development has produced these valuable resources to help both visitors and tourism businesses when affected by a natural disaster:

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Being prepared

Residents across Queensland are provided with extensive resources to prepare for natural disasters like cyclones, floods and fires. As a tourist, you may not be familiar with how to prepare and what to do if there is an impending disaster. You can consult the Queensland Government's 'Get Ready' resources to help understand how to prepare.

Useful resources during a crisis: