Cyclone Safety

How to stay safe this cyclone season

12/11/2019BY: Tracey Mesken

​Stay safe this cyclone season by making sure you’re well prepared and understand the processes to follow if a cyclone hits your area.  Keep reading for WorkPac’s full guide to cyclone season 2019/20.

Where can I get information?

The main sources of cyclone information are radio and television stations. During a cyclone threat, some stations keep local staff on duty 24 hours a day to broadcast cyclone information. Because of the high chance of the power supply being disrupted, it is important to have a battery-operated radio to listen for cyclone advice.

The Bureau of Meteorology provides the latest watches, warnings and supporting information on this website and through its telephone service.

Bureau of Meteorology
Automated Telephone Messages: Cyclone Advice (Watch/Warning):
QLD: 1300 659 212
NT: 1300 659 211
WA: 1300 659 210

Emergency services agencies
Emergency Management Australia: Emergency Response Assistance

Western Australia:
Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) 
Cyclone action advice
Phone: 132 500 (see local phone directory for regional offices)

Northern Territory:
Northern Territory Emergency Services ( NTES)
Cyclone action advice
Phone: 131 444

Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ)

Phone: 132 500 (see local phone directory for regional offices)

New South Wales:
State Emergency Service (SES)

Vic Emergency
Victoria State Emergency Services: Be Stormsafe

Tasmanian Fire Services
Tasmanian State Emergency Services