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Important Tips for Travelers in Australia During a Cyclone

  • Travelers in the cyclone area are urged to stay calm, follow the advice of authorities and treat the cyclone threat as extremely serious.
  • Police typically  set up a hotlines for those evacuating and relocating out of the path of the cyclone.
  • Be sure to register your details on the Red Cross’ National Registration and Inquiry System (NRIS) system online at or by telephone on 1300 993 191 for callers in Australia or by written forms at nominated evacuation centers.
  • International enquiries for the NRIS can be made at + 61 7 3055 6220.
  • Warning information is available through TV and radio broadcasts and via the Bureau of Meteorology website at or by calling 1300 659 212 (for callers in Australia).
  • For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland’s Disaster Management Services website
  • Triple zero (000) should only be called for life threatening situations. Triple zero is their equivalent of our 911 in the US.
  • If you are traveling with a travel company be sure to notify them and any insurance provider who is covering your trip.
  • Be sure to keep all important documentation such as passports, airline tickets, confirmation vouchers on you at all times.

Wishing you all safe travels,