Natural disaster plan

The natural disaster plan (PDF, 3.3MB) outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) in disaster operations and disaster management, and details how DAF will prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

DAF has a number of roles in disaster management and response; in particular, the department has responsibility for leading the Queensland Government’s efforts to prevent, respond to and recover from pests and diseases that threaten agriculture. A response to this type of emergency may be entirely separate from a state disaster response, and may entail activating specific emergency response plans relative to the pest or disease. This plan touches briefly on these kinds of responses.