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
Useful resources include:
Tips to prepare:
- Understand your risk to health and home
- Prepare a household emergency plan
- Pack an emergency kit
- Keep important medications handy and fill any scripts you need
- Listen for updates
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.
Call: 1300 MH CALL
Call: 1300 224 636
Call: 13 11 14
Call: 1300 789 978
Call: 0477 131 114
Call: 1800 551 800
Call: 1300 659 467
Call: 1800 RESPECT
Call: 1800 686 268
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.