1 March 2022

Life Without Barriers provides essential services and are continuing to do so. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone, including the people we support, staff, carers, and families.

South East Queensland and NSW, we are with you written on a green background. There are floods on the right.

We live and work in the flood affected areas of New South Wales and Queensland and we are wrapping our arms around our local communities.

Our priority is the safety of our staff, carers, and the people we support.

Our offices in Milton, Ipswich, Deception Bay and Ballina are currently closed. We are working with emergency services and following directions. This includes for our Supported Independent Living homes in the following LGAs:

NSW

  • Ballina

  • Clarence Valley

  • Coffs Harbour

  • Lismore

  • Mid-Coast

  • Nambucca

  • Tweed

QLD

  • Brisbane

  • Ipswich

  • Logan

  • Moreton Bay

  • Sunshine Coast

Where to find emergency assistance and information

  • For emergency assistance, contact SES in NSW or QLD on 132 500.

  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

  • For the latest weather updates visit the Bureau of Meteorology in  Queensland here or in NSW here

  • Roads and bridges maybe impacted by flash flooding. You can find more information in Queensland here

  • Other emergency updates can be found at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 

  • If you're not sure what to do when there's a flood, here's the best way to plan

  • If you need support from Life Without Barriers, please call our Crisis Response Unit on 1800 313 117.

Can you help?

Via a third-party giving platform like Good 2 Give, you can donate to multiple organisations at once. If you want to donate to specific charities, here are some that are providing relief to the victims of the QLD and NSW floods:

If you or someone you know has been impacted by floods, you can access support, resources and emergency relief via the NSW Council of Social Assistance, the NSW State Emergency Services or the Queensland Government. The Australian Government has also shared Disaster Recovery Payment information.

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