UPDATE — THIS WARNING HAS EXPIRED. For the latest information visit our Emergency Management Dashboard.

THREAT IS REDUCED — Atherton Tablelands region — flood as at 11.15am Monday 18 December 2023.

Warning level — ADVICE
Warning area —Tablelands Regional Council local government area.

This warning is from Tablelands Regional Council.

Flooding has slowed and the water is starting to go down. If you left, it is now safe to come back. Be careful of damage and report impacts to or 1300 362 242.


  • Roads and buildings may have been badly damaged. Go to our Emergency Management Dashboard to find out about closed roads.
  • Power is off in some places. Go to our Emergency Management Dashboard for power outage information.
  • There is a lot of mud and rubbish on the ground and in the water.
  • There could be more spiders, rats and snakes around.

What you should do

  • Return to your home or business to check the damage.
  • Stay away from creeks, rivers and drains.
  • If you have children make sure they are with you or an adult you trust.
  • Drive slowly, obey all road signs and never drive through floodwaters. If the road is flooded or damaged, go another way.
  • Stay away from the area unless you live or work there, or you are helping.

If your home or business has been flooded:

  • Check for building damage before you go inside.
  • Have all electrical and gas equipment professionally tested before use.
  • If water went above power points have the house checked by an electrician before turning the power back on.
  • Clean and dry out the building as soon as you can.
  • Be careful where you walk — do not trip or slip.
  • Protect your health and safety:
    • Wear strong boots, gloves and protective clothing when cleaning up.
    • Wash your hands and clothes often.
    • Clean, disinfect and cover wounds.
    • Do not eat food that has touched floodwater or mud.
    • Throw away food that should be kept cold or frozen if you lost power.
    • A boil water notice is in place for the Millstream water supply scheme.
    • For flood and storm emergency help, call the SES on 132 500 or download the SES Assistance Queensland app. Help yourself and others if you can.

Support and recovery help: