LDMG Advice No. 13 - 22 October 2022 – 4:00pm


LDMG Advice No. 13 - 22 October 2022 – 4:00pm

This is an update from the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) for the Balonne Shire.

A Flood Watch is current for catchments across central and southern Queensland.  The following Flood Warnings are current:

  • McIntyre River - Major
  • Weir River - Moderate
  • Balonne River - Moderate
  • Moonie River - Minor Flood

Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood


Issued 3:14pm 22/10/2022

Barwon River at Mungindi was at 7.10m and steady at 3.00pm Saturday 22/10/2022. Further rises are possible. Council crew and equipment remain on hand to monitor the levee bank.

Balonne Shire Council have issued an alert for Mungindi Residents – 2:30pm 22/10/2022

Due to higher than expected rainfall in the Goondiwindi region, Mungindi could potentially become isolated due to floodwaters over roads. Residents are advised to take all steps necessary to prepare for this potential event, including having sufficient supplies.

The Moree Plains Shire Council has advised their residents that the Carnarvon Highway between Garah to Moree is currently closed.

The road between Mungindi and St Geroge is currently open however before embarking on any travel in the region, check the Emergency Dashboard at https://emergency.balonne.qld.gov.au/ to check roads conditions.
Stay safe, and remember, if it's flooded, forget it.


No updates have been received after the advice issued 3:31pm 21/10/2022


Issued 1:19pm 22/10/2022

Moderate flooding is occurring on the Balonne River at Surat. Minor flooding likely in the next few days across the Condamine River catchment and may occur at St George early next week.
Maranoa River level rises are occurring downstream of Springfield during Saturday, however river levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level. Further rises and areas of localised flooding are possible with forecast rainfall over the next few days. The situation will be monitored.
River rises downstream from Beardmore Dam are expected to slowly develop over the next few days. The Balonne River at St George may reach the minor flood level (6.00m) early next week.


Issued 12:00pm 22/10/2022

Small rises may continue in the Balonne River system. There is a minor flood warning on the Balonne River system with the Narran River at Dirranbandi-Hebel Rd currently at 3.57m and rising and the Bokhara River at Hebel at 0.97m and steady (below minor).


There is water over road at flood ways or low-lying areas across the region. These are expected to recede if no further rainfall occurs. Travellers are asked to proceed with caution:

  • Castlereagh Highway (Hebel – Dirranbandi) – water over road and road damaged at various locations – proceed with caution
  • Carnarvon Highway (to Mungindi) – water over road and roadworks in various locations between St George and Mungindi – proceed with caution
  • Balonne Highway (to Bollon) – open
  • Moonie Highway – water over road in various locations– proceed with caution
  • Mitchell – St George Road – water over road - proceed with caution
  • Carnarvon Highway (to Surat) – open

Heading in and out of New South Wales across our border towns of Hebel and Mungindi, please monitor road conditions carefully due to major flooding occurring in parts of New South Wales. Please use extreme caution as many roads have pavement damage.

Remember road conditions can change without notice.


Stay up to date by subscribing to the Emergency Dashboard.https://emergency.balonne.qld.gov.au/ for all the latest weather and road conditions.
The dashboard includes links to www.bom.gov.au/qld and https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/. Check Live Traffic NSW https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/live-traffic-nsw for NSW road conditions.
In an emergency dial 000 or SES on 132500.

For more information phone Council on (07) 4620 8888 - this includes after-hours service.

Remember if its flooded forget it.

Councillor Samantha O’Toole