If you think a landslide is about to happen, call NSW Police on 000. They are the lead agency for landslide emergencies.
Let neighbours around you know and evacuate to a safer location.
A landslide involves the break-up and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in its path.
Landslides can be triggered by:
Areas prone to landslides
Places that are generally more prone to landslides include:
The following signs may indicate potential landslide activity. Please be aware that landslides can still happen without any of these indicators.
For further information on :Landslide Risk Management (2007) visit the Australian Geomechanics Society website
The unprecedented flooding event of 28 February 2022 turned roads into rivers around the Byron Shire.
The hinterland area west of Mullumbimby township including Main Arm, Wilson’s Creek, Upper Cooper’s Creek, Palmwoods, Wanganui, Huonbrook and the Huonbrook Valley experienced:
For up to date information about current landslips visit Roads impacted by flood
We get involved in a landslide incident if it occurs on and involves any potential impact or damage to Council property, assets or infrastructure, such as roads, stormwater, water or wastewater pipes.
We may be called to inspect emergency landslides, and provide geotechnical and engineering guidance to emergency agencies. We would also be involved in clearing a landslide or slip after an emergency, such as the 2022 floods, to restore access via roads to isolated communities.
It is the responsibility of individuals to ensure their homes are not at risk of landslides and resolve any issues created by landslides on their property.
Council can advise of the areas that are most likely to be affected by ground movement. However, only a qualified geotechnical engineering consultant can provide a landowner with detailed advice about their site.
If you’d like more information on the geographical stability of your home, please contact a geotechnical engineering company or your insurer for advice.