New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia
Heavy rain has led to severe flooding in parts of Queensland and has caused flash flooding across the region. Further heavy rainfall has been predicted.
New Zealanders in the flood affected areas of Queensland are advised to monitor the local media for information about the flooding and should follow any instructions issued by the local authorities. New Zealanders with serious concerns for family members currently in flood affected areas of Queensland are advised to try and make direct contact with them in the first instance and if unable to confirm their wellbeing, to telephone the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on + 64 4 439 8000.
Australian information sources:
Queensland Police Floods Hot line (for international dialling) + 61 7 3055 6220
Local Council emergency numbers for affected areas in Queensland are as follows:
Toowoomba + 61 7 4688 6992
Somerset + 61 7 5424 4000
South Downs + 61 7 4661 0300
Lockyer Valley (including Gatton) + 61 1300 005 872
Dalby + 61 1300 728 500
Advice to New Zealanders in Queensland
•Keep your family informed of your situation and wellbeing.
•Register your details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
•If relevant, contact your travel insurer to check what policy provisions apply for travel disruption and what exclusions may exist.
•If relevant, contact your airline or travel agent directly to check whether your particular travel arrangements may have been affected.