Employee safety is always the highest priority for our department.
This page provides information for our staff during extreme weather events, natural disasters or other business disruption.
Visit this page as your first point of contact for information on:
- your safety, security and welfare
- steps being taken to ensure business continuity and services for our departmental stakeholders.
Please note the web address of this page and record it for safekeeping: www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/staff
You can also access work emails from home or mobile via Outlook online.
Information for staff affected by North Queensland floods
Update as at 22 February 2019
Support available to staff in North Queensland:
- access to paid Special Leave
- options for flexible work such as telecommuting, should you wish to continue working
- confidential counselling 24/7 through the Employee Assistance Program by calling 1800 604 640 or online via the LiveWell online portal. Our department's access code is audsd
- information, advice or support from our own Human Resources team: 3452 6995
- advice and support about options to support recovery after the disaster on the Queensland Government Disasters and Emergencies website
- personal hardship financial assistance now available to residents in the Townsville City Council local government area
- the City of Townsville’s emergency management dashboard.
The Queensland Government’s Get Ready website has extensive resources available to help households and businesses prepare for cyclones, storms, floods, bushfires and other emergency weather events and natural disasters. This information includes safety tips and how to develop an emergency plan.
To prepare for disaster events, staff are urged to please:
- take your work device (tablets, phones, etc.) home during periods of uncertainty if possible
- know how to stay informed about emergency situations in Queensland, including information from the agencies and organisations listed below
- ensure your manager has your current contact number
- managers should ensure phone trees are up to date.
Stay connected with news and information on emergency situations in Queensland via: