Cyclone Saturday this weekend at Caneland Central

Published: 14 Nov 2022

Every year more than 500 packs filled with vital emergency information are delivered to residents as part of council’s annual Cyclone Saturday community event.

This Saturday (November 19) will see another uptake of these packs at the 2022 event happening at Caneland Central from 9am to 1pm.

Mayor Greg Williamson said natural disasters can happen to anyone, anywhere.

“It’s crucial that, as a community, each and every one of us takes the time to prepare our homes, properties and families,” Mayor Williamson said.

“Disasters, such as floods, fires and cyclones, require different methods of action and preparedness,” he said.

“People need to have a number of survival plans in place to know what they are going to do in the event of a disaster striking.”

Come along and speak with a diverse range of emergency experts and agencies, including State Emergency Services, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Police Service, Mackay Hospital and Health Service, RACQ CQ Rescue, Red Cross and more.

Mayor Williamson said there was one simple action that would make a significant difference in having the Mackay region prepared for a widespread emergency.

“If every resident registered to receive emergency notifications via council’s Disaster Dashboard (, it would go a long way to having our community prepared,” he said.

“This simple two-minute action would allow us to distribute messages efficiently to those who potentially need to receive life-saving information in the event of an emergency.”

Anyone who attends Cyclone Saturday can also go into the draw to win a portable fridge with solar panel and battery.

Cyclone Saturday

Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 9am to 1pm
Location: Caneland Central, near R.M. Williams