Disaster Management for Central Queensland, Wide Bay, and Sunshine Coast communities

Country to Coast Queensland is committed to supporting the community to prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and emergencies.
For information specific to COVID-19, please visit Queensland Health


Be prepared so that when disasters happen, you and your family are ready to respond.


Access health services and other support if you’ve been impacted by disaster.


Access mental health and wellbeing support to help you recover from disaster.


There are many tools and resources available to the community to help you prepare for disasters such as floods, bushfires, drought, and pandemics.
Tips to prepare:


Country to Coast Queensland offers a range of services to support communities before during and after a disaster.
Local primary health services

Check with your GP, Aboriginal medical services, pharmacies, and allied health providers to make sure they are open for business. Use the Healthdirect Service Finder to locate a health service near you.

    Mental health support

    Contact these services for immediate 24/7 help - in an emergency, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

    Keep up to date with relevant alerts and warnings during a disaster


    Country to Coast delivers a range of programs to support our communities to recover.

    Head to Health

    Head to Health services are available to support people of all ages seeking mental health advice and services.

      Medicare Better Access

      Talk to your GP or contact a Medicare-registered mental health professional, such as a psychologist or mental health social worker, to access up to 10 counselling sessions each calendar year.

      Services are available for anyone whose mental health has been affected by bushfires, floods or other disasters. It is not limited to people living in directly impacted areas. People can self-refer to a mental health professional, and a mental health treatment plan is not required. Fees may apply.


      Financial Support