Flood mapping

The Queensland Government works with councils and the private sector to develop products and services to assist in mitigating, preparing, responding and recovering from flood events across the state.

We also have a collection of flood imagery and data from 1974 to 2017 which is used for recovery activities and future planning.

You should contact the relevant local government authority (e.g. your council) for the most current property scale flood information for purchases and valuation purposes.

Flood study and mapping reference guides

The Flood mapping implementation kit (PDF, 877KB) was written to assist local councils and disaster management groups to use flood mapping products to improve their disaster management and land use planning.

The Guide for flood studies and mapping in Queensland (PDF, 2.54MB) was designed to promote a consistent approach to flood studies and mapping throughout the state.

FloodCheck online map

The FloodCheck interactive mapping application gives access to flood models and data developed to improve our understanding of flood behaviour on a regional scale.

In using the FloodCheck application, users acknowledge that it may not include all of the flood related information relevant to any given area or user requirement.

Read the full terms and conditions before using the FloodCheck application.

Open FloodCheck map

The FloodCheck online map lets you:

  • view the likely extent of floodplains (areas of land adjacent to rivers and streams which can experience flooding) and historic floodlines (where recorded)
  • access reports, basin and town flood studies, including the broadscale Queensland floodplain assessment overlay.

Contact us

Email opendata@resources.qld.gov.au for more information on flood mapping data.

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