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Flood Flood

There are three different types of flood that can occur in Queensland.

  • Flash flooding
  • Mountain or coastal rivers quick onset flooding
  • Inland rivers slow onset flooding

For more information on how to prepare, flood warnings and what to do during a flood, visit the Get Ready Queensland website.

Interactive flood maps for the Fraser Coast

Residents are able to access flooding mapping relating to their properties based on the McAlister Street gauge.

This information is based on modelling anticipated inundation levels from a range of events and should be used as a guide only in understanding evacuation needs.

Floodcheck maps

The Floodcheck maps are an interactive guide provided by Department of Natural Resources and Mines to show flood lines, imagery, and data and the extent of floodplains in Queensland.


Inundation maps for Maryborough

Inundation maps are based on the reading at the McAlister Street official BOM flood gauge and should be used as a guide only to understand evacuation needs.

Historical flood profiles

Flood gauges

Council, in conjunction with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), have a series of ALERT gauges throughout the regions that monitors and reports on rainfall and river height.

These are reported in real time through the BOM website which can be viewed on the appropriate river system.

Mary River Cherwell and Burrum
Sexton Muskett Flats
Tiaro Lenthalls Dam
Owanyilla Howard
Bidwill (Tinana Creek) Torbanlea
Teddington Weir (Tinana Creek) Upper Cherwell
Magnolia (Tinana Creek) Railway Bridge
McAlister Street Pacific Haven
Churchill Street  
Black Swamp (Susan River)  
Boral Road (Susan River)  


Using sandbags

Sandbags placed in appropriate locations around your home or business can reduce the impact of flooding. Sandbags will not stop the water completely, but can reduce the amount of water entering.

Sandbags can be obtained from your local State Emergency Service.

For a list of local SES providers visit State Emergency Service website.

For more information on sandbagging, visit the Get Ready Queensland website.