A tsunami is a series of powerful, fast moving waves produced during a large scale ocean disturbance. Tsunamis can occur with very little warning and are caused by a variety of events such as an earthquake, volcanic eruptions, explosions or landslides.

Below is useful information to assist you get ready for a tsunami event.

For current information about tsunami threats go to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Queensland Tsunami Bulletin


About Tsunami


Be prepared

Download the Get Ready fact sheets


For children

Federal Government’s information for school aged kids:

A group of friends having big adventures and learning about natural hazards:


During and after

Visit the following Government websites:

Tune-in to the Australian Broadcasting Commission:

In case of fallen powerlines:

In South East Queensland call Energex on 13 62 62

In all other Queensland areas call Ergon Energy on 13 22 96

For information on volunteering: