Emergency Information

Emergency Information

2022 Richmond Valley Flood Recovery Information available here


The Richmond Valley is fortunate to enjoy a subtropical climate and stunning natural landscapes including river systems, bushland and beaches.

But like most of Australia, we are also prone to severe weather events – floods, bushfires, heatwaves and severe storms.

As a council, it is our role to assist in emergency management, emergency prevention, preparedness and recovery.

This section of the website gives you access to important information for times of emergency, including the Richmond Valley Disaster Dashboard, the Northern Rivers Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN), emergency water supply for rural residents, and flood and storm information.

Head to the Richmond Valley Disaster Dashboard for live and essential information about disasters in our area, including local flooding, bushfires and health events, plus road closures and more.

Preparing for an Emergency

Preparing for a disaster helps you and your family cope and make better decisions when an emergency affects you. So, don’t wait until it happens, make a plan today!

Head to the Get Ready page of the Richmond Valley Disaster Dashboard to find out more.

Community Recovery

Rates Support Packages

A range of services is available for health, well-being, financial, legal and livestock support and assistance following an emergency event.

Visit the Community Recovery page of the Richmond Valley Disaster Dashboard for detailed information. 

Fact Sheets

Floods – Emergency works and repairs

Installation of a moveable dwelling for temporary accommodation

Re-building and repairing buildings damaged by flood and storms

Local Emergency Management Plan

The Northern Rivers Local Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) covers key actions and processes which are to be followed in the event of an emergency.


Emergency Water Supply

The Richmond Valley Community Preparedness and Resilience Plan provides strategies and guidance to increase preparedness and resilience to potential adverse events that threaten the LGA.

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