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Disaster recovery

Natural disasters happen in Queensland more than other state and therefore Queenslanders are susceptible to a variety of events including flooding, severe weather, cyclones and bushfires.

The Department of Tourism and Sport provides a range of support for the tourism industry to prepare and recover from natural disasters in partnership with the Australian Government.

Find support:

The Queensland Government is also providing grants and other assistance to businesses impacted by the recent severe weather events. More information can be found below:

Tourism operators

Preparing for natural disasters will have wide reaching benefits to both your tourism business and the broader community.

Prepare: Plan to manage your risk

Respond: Put your plans into action

Recover: Get back to business

Tourism visitors

When visiting Queensland, travellers may be required to adjust their travel and holiday plans when a natural disaster occurs including:

  • postpone or cancel a holiday
  • leave an area affected by a natural disaster
  • prevented from entering an area affected by a natural disaster.

Read our Tourism Disaster Planner (PDF, 927.4KB) to find more information about:

  • what to do when visiting Queensland and a natural disaster strikes
  • what to do when a natural disaster disrupts your travel arrangements
  • accessing further support and information about a natural disaster, including useful contacts for safety information and advice.

Tourism customers have certain rights under Australian Consumer Law when travel and holiday plans are disrupted by a natural disaster.


Last updated: 26 Feb 2024