On 29 March, Tropical Cyclone Debbie was downgraded to a Tropical Low and is forecast to move southwards over central Queensland. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie continues to cause strong winds and heavy rainfall in the Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields districts. The risk of flash flooding remains.

We recommend New Zealanders in Queensland stay informed of developments by monitoring local news and weather reports on the Bureau of Meteorology website (external link). We also recommend that you follow the advice of local authorities at all times, including any evacuation orders. Advice from local authorities can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Please also ensure you keep your family and friends in New Zealand informed of your safety and well-being.

For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

If you require urgent consular assistance you may contact the New Zealand Consulate-General in Sydney on: +61 2 8256 2000.