When a disaster occurs, we have primary responsibility for coordinating the management of the response within our region.
During times of disaster, the Tablelands Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) is activated by the Chairperson of the Local Disaster Management Group.
The Local Disaster Coordinator will manage the Local Disaster Coordination Centre and is responsible for coordinating the disaster response operations in conjunction with officers from other lead emergency agencies.
Once the LDCC is activated, 1300 362 242 will be widely publicised. Use this number for assistance before, during and after a disaster event.
If your call is life-threatening dial Triple Zero (000).
Updates during disaster operations will be posted here. You can now also receive updates from the Local Disaster Coordination Centre via Facebook.
A disaster is a serious disruption in a community, caused by the impact of an event, which requires a significant coordinated response by the State and other entities to help the community recover from the disruption.
A serious disruption means:
(a) Loss of human life, or illness or injury to humans; or
(b) Widespread or severe property loss or damage; or
(c) Widespread or severe damage to the environment.
An event means:
- a cyclone, earthquake, flood, storm, storm tide, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption or other natural happening;
- an explosion or fire, a chemical, fuel or oil spill, or a gas leak;
- an infestation, plague or epidemic;
- a failure of, or disruption to, an essential service or infrastructure;
- an attack against the State.