Preparing for a crisis
Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) recognises there are many issues – natural and man-made – which at any time could adversely impact the reputation of the region and have a devastating effect on local businesses and the local economy. VSC advises Sunshine Coast tourism businesses to prepare for natural disasters and other crises and is committed supporting our industry to recover.
There are significant local resources available to help prepare and respond to crisis events:
- Sunshine Coast Council Be Prepared Guide and Disaster Hub
- Noosa Council Emergency Action Guide and Disaster Dashboard
- Gympie Regional Council Disaster webpage.
In addition, the following websites have a huge range of information and helpful tips:
- Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s sustainability and resilience
- State Government Get Ready Queensland
- Business Queensland COVID-19 workplace risk management.
Helping your guests prepare:
- Tourism and Event’s Queensland tourist safety information.
2. During a crisis
Monitor official sources of information:
- Bureau of Meteorology: www.bom.gov.au
- Queensland Government emergency alerts: www.qld.gov.au/emergency | www.qldalert.com
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES): www.qfes.qld.gov.au | Facebook: @QldFireandEmergencyServices | Twitter: @QldFES | Instagram: @qldfire
- Queensland Police Service: www.police.qld.gov.au | Twitter: @QldPolice
- Queensland Health: www.health.qld.gov.au | Facebook: @QLDHealth | Twitter: @qldhealthnews | YouTube: Healthier Queensland
- Queensland Government road conditions: www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au
When a crisis occurs, the immediate priority is to link businesses to recovery assistance and restore visitation to the Sunshine Coast. The long-term focus is on re-strengthening the brand and building business resilience and capability.