State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment 2017
Under the Queensland State Disaster Management Plan, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is responsible for the conduct of a state-level disaster risk assessment.
All Australian jurisdictions were required to produce a state level natural hazard risk assessment in June 2017 as directed by the Commonwealth Government. This was the first state-level assessment using the Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework (QERMF). While the framework can accommodate all hazards, this initial, macro-level, assessment was limited to the natural hazards that have the most significant impact to the State of Queensland. As such, the risk assessment was conducted against the 7 most prevalent natural hazards that may impact Queensland:
- tropical cyclones
- riverine flooding
- coastal inundation (storm surge)
- severe thunderstorm events
The future iteration of the State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment 2017, the State Disaster Risk Report 2020, has an expanded scope that will encompass the majority of disaster events identified within the Disaster Management Act 2003.