LDMG Advice No. 14 - 23 October 2022 – 4:00pm


LDMG Advice No. 14 - 23 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
  • Wallam and Mungallala Creeks – initial minor

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


Issued 9:49am 23/10/2022
Barwon River at Mungindi was at 7.23m and steady at 9.00am Sunday 23/10/2022. Further rises are continuing. Council crew and equipment remain on hand to monitor the levee bank.

Balonne LDMG issued an alert for Mungindi Residents – 12:30pm 23/10/2022
Mungindi is likely to become isolated from St George by the middle of the coming week.
It's important that residents make sure they have sufficient supplies to see them through an extended period of isolation from both Moree and St George.

Check Council's Emergency Dashboard regularly for local road conditions and remember, if it's flooded, forget it.


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


Issued 3:55pm 23/10/2022
Moderate flooding is continuing on the Balonne River at Surat. The Balonne River at St George may reach the minor flood level (6.00m) from Monday.


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 4.09m and rising and the Bokhara River at Hebel at 0.97m and steady (below minor).


Issued 11:19pm 23/10/2022
Minor flooding is occurring at Wallam Creek during Sunday. 
River and creek level rises are being observed as waters move downstream from rainfall across the catchment during the last week.
The Wallam Creek at Bollon is currently at 0.51m and steady, above the minor flood level. It is likely to remain around the minor flood level (0.50m) during Sunday.


There is water over the road at floodways and 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