Emergency contacts

Warnings and other emergency information will be made available to the Cairns region local radio and television stations for broadcast. 

Tune into your local radio station for the latest emergency information

  • ABC Cairns, 106.7 FM, 95.5 FM, 801 AM, 720AM, 801AM
  • Community Radio, 89.1FM
  • Bumma Bippera Media 98.7FM 
  • Zinc FM, 102.7FM
  • 4CA AM, 846 AM
  • Hot FM, 103.5 FM
  • Sea FM, 99.5 FM

Contact the Disaster Management Unit within the Cairns Regional Council on (07) 4044 3044 for general enquiries about natural disasters and disaster procedures.

Emergency Alert message warnings

Australia's national telephone based warning system - Emergency Alert - sends messages to mobile phones andRegister your Phone Number to Receive Emergency Messages landlines within an affected geographical area - to let people know about a disaster or local emergency.

Warnings are sent using customer street address information as supplied to your telephone service provider. 

To ensure you receive messages, it is vital that your service provider has your correct physical address.  If you have moved recently, contact your service provider to register your details.

For more information about Emergency Alert telephone based emergency warnings, visit the national Emergency Alert website.