Cairns and FNQ Floods

Volunteer assistance has now been requested of EV CREW to assist in the cleanup of various priority residential areas of Cairns. This branch of EV CREW is known as CAIRNS CLEANUP CREW.   We will be in contact with registered volunteers as and when required by Cairns Regional Council over the coming days and weeks.

In the meantime, should you require immediate assistance in Cairns, please contact the after-hours emergency service on 1300 692 247 (24 hours, 7 days).

For further information:

If you wish to express your interest in volunteering with the Cairns Cleanup CREW, please register by using the button below:

If you are already registered in Queensland with EV CREW, you should simply check that your details are still current by clicking this button:

Activity name:  

Cairns Cleanup CREW 2023 – PMP9109/200

Volunteer recovery activities are coordinated by Cairns Regional Council.

What activities will I be undertaking as a volunteer?

The types of activities you will be undertaking will include:

  • Moving furniture to roadside for collection – fittings and debris, not fixtures or anything that requires powered equipment
  • No manual labour above 20kg but only something two people can lift
  • No ripping up of carpets or flooring
  • You will not be using water to clean due to restrictions
  • Power tools are not permitted

To volunteer for these shifts, you will need to:

  • Take and follow direction. A supervisor will be in place to sign you on/off and give direction. View the Volunteer Acknowledgement and Attendance Record here.
  • Be prepared to conduct work of a physical nature, including carrying light furniture, walking, standing for long periods of time and work in humid conditions
  • Wear – hat/sunscreen, closed shoes (such as gumboots), long sleeves and long pants
  • Bring – shovel, bucket, insect repellent, gloves and face mask, hi-vis vest, bottle of water

How long will I be required to help?

Shifts are offered to you as and when Council needs your assistance, based on where you live and whether they have a recovery crew scheduled in that area. Each shift is generally up to 5 hours long so be sure to wear and bring those items listed above for your comfort.