Quilpie Shire Disaster Management Plan
As with all areas of Australia, the Quilpie Shire is prone to natural disasters. Flooding, bushfires, drought, storm damage and heatwaves are the primary risks to residents of the Shire.The Quilpie Shire Local Disaster Management Plan outlines the procedures for a disaster or emergency to ensure:
- effective and coordinated planning
- response and recovery
The goal of the plan is for a speedy return to a safe and secure environment as soon as possible.
It is important that all residents have an emergency plan for major disaster events. The Queensland Government has prepared information for Queenslanders’ to assist them in preparing emergency management plans.
Rural Property Mapping Survey
Rural Property Mapping Survey
Quilpie Shire Council is currently updating its records to ensure that in the case of a natural or other disaster, emergency services are able to assist rural residents in a timely and efficient manner. Many rural properties have been sent a copy of the survey. If you live on a rural property and have not received the questionnaire, or if you require additional copies, please download the form here.
We ask that you peruse and complete the survey as thoroughly as possible and return it to Quilpie Shire Council administration office at your earliest convenience. If there are additional families / houses on the property please include all resident deteails, or alternatively submit a second survey.
If you believe an animal is at risk or death or injury or not being treated properly, please use the below factsheet to assess and report the situation.
All dogs over three months of age must be microchipped. Microchips allow vets and staff to quickly identify your pet by scanning it with a microchip reader. The microchip gives your dog a unique number, which can be matched on databases that store information about your pet and your contact details. This helps with the speedy return of animals that are lost, at large or injured. Microchipping is available at vet surgeries & the RSPCA.
All dogs over three months of age must also be registered with Council. Residents may only keep three (3) cats and/or three (3) dogs on any land except if a cattery permit or kennel licence is held. There are many benefits of registering your animal:
- It is your proof of ownership
- Council can return lost pets to their owners quickly.
- You can be contacted easily if your pet is involved in an accident/ incident and requires veterinary treatment.
When you register your dog for the first time, you will receive a registration tag, this tag should be worn by your pet at all times. If the tag is lost at any stage please contact the Council Office on 4656 0500.
Responsible pet ownership and de-sexing of pets are strongly encouraged, as is regular exercise for your dog. Dogs are welcome at Council parks and reserves as long as they are supervised and under effective control. Pet owners must ensure their pet does not roam the streets and cause a nuisance to other residents. Bored dogs bark and annoy the neighbours . Council requests that all dog owners ensure their dog / dogs do not cause a nuisance.
Further information on bushfire survival plans from the Queensland Rural Fire Service is available at the following links: