Historical Disaster Statistics

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Event Date dd/mm/yy Location State Original Cost  (AUD$) 2011 Normalised Cost  (AUD$)
Cyclone 11/04/14 - 16/04/14 QLD QLD $8,400,000 (as at 15/04/14) $8,400,000 (as at 15/04/14)
Bushfires 11/01/14 - 14/01/14 Perth WA $15,000,000 (early figures) $15,000,000 (early figures)
Bushfires 17/10/13 - 27/10/13 NSW (various locations) NSW 183,400,000 (early figures as at 05/12/13) 183,400,000 (early figures as at 05/12/13)
Inundation and Storms 27/01/13 - 30/01/13 Northern NSW NSW 121,300,000 Not available
Inundation and Storms 21/01/13 - 31/01/13 QLD QLD 977,000,000 Not available
Bushfire 13/01/13 - 19/01/13 Coonabarabran NSW 35,000,000 Not available
Bushfire 04/01/13 - 10/01/13 TAS TAS 89,000,000 Not available
Flooding 24/02/12 - 16/03/12 NSW & VIC NSW & VIC 131,890,000 Not available
Flooding 24/01/12 - 15/02/12 SW QLD QLD 131,432,000 Not available
Christmas Day Storms 25/12/2011 Melbourne VIC 728,640,000 Not available
Margaret River Bushfires 22/11/11 to 24/11/11 Margaret River WA 53,450,000 Not available
Perth Bushfires 05/02/11 to 07/02/11 Perth and surrounds WA 35,128,000 Not available
Severe Storms 04/02/11 to 06/02/11 Melbourne and suburbs VIC 487,615,000 Not available
Cyclone Yasi 02/02/11 to 07/02/11 QLD QLD 1,412,239,000 Not available
Flooding 13/01/11 to 18/01/11 VIC VIC 126,495,000 Not available
Flooding 21/12/10 to 14/01/11 QLD, Rural Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley QLD 2,387,624,000 Not available
Perth Storm 22/03/2010 Perth WA 1,053,000,000 1,019,000,000
Melbourne Storm 6/03/2010 Melbourne  VIC 1,044,000,000 1,160,000,000
West QLD flooding 5/03/2010 QLD QLD 46,700,000 49,000,000
Toodyay Bushfires 31/12/2009 Toodyay WA WA 7,400,000 8,000,000
Inundation & Storm Damage  21/05/2009 South East Queensland & Northern NSW QLD/NSW  48,000,000 55,000,000
Flooding 10/04/2009 Northern NSW  NSW 37,000,000 40,000,000
Victorian fires 7/02/2009 VIC VIC 1,070,000,000 1,266,000,000
Floods 13/01/2009 Far North Queensland QLD 19,000,000 22,000,000
Brisbane storms 16/11/2008 Brisbane QLD 309,000,000 355,000,000
Gas Supply Disruption Varanus Island  03/06/08 Western Australia WA 230,000,000 279,000,000
Wind Storm  20/04/2008 SA, TAS & VIC SA/TAS/VIC 65,000,000 79,000,000
Flood Storm  14/02/2008 Mackay QLD 410,000,000 507,000,000
Flood Storms  17/01/2008 Emerald QLD 70,000,000 85,000,000
Flood Storm  4/01/2008 Northern Rivers  NSW/QLD 15,000,000 17,000,000
Severe Hailstorms  9/12/2007 Western Sydney, Blacktown  NSW 415,000,000 486,000,000
Severe Storms  26/10/2007 Lismore Region  NSW 4,000,000 5,000,000
Severe Storm 08/06/07-10/06/07 Newcastle & Hunter Valley NSW 1,480,000,000 1,742,000,000
Hail Storm  9/10/2007 Lismore Region NSW/QLD 97,000,000 109,000,000
Severe Storm 16/06/2007 Gippsland VIC VIC 15,000,000 18,000,000
Cyclone George & Jacob 8/03/2007 George & Jacob - Pilbara WA WA 8,000,000 12,000,000
Severe Storm 16/01/2007 Wagga Wagga NSW NSW 4,000,000 5,000,000
Severe Storm 15/01/2007 Nyngan NSW NSW 2,000,000 2,000,000
Hail 31/10/2006 Newcastle & Lower Hunter Valley NSW 51,000,000 60,000,000
Storm 7/08/2006 South West WA WA 5,200,000 9,000,000
Cyclone Larry 20/03/2006 Larry - North QLD QLD 540,000,000 609,000,000
Bushfire 1/02/2006 Widespread VIC 14,000,000 16,000,000
Bushfire 20/01/2006 North, West & East VIC VIC 22,400,000 28,000,000
Storm 15/12/2005 Hunter Valley NSW 10,000,000 36,000,000
Flood, Storm 7/11/2005 Central West NSW NSW 3,000,000 4,000,000
Flood, Storm 6/11/2005 Broken Hill NSW 4,000,000 5,000,000
Hail 12/10/2005 Gold Coast QLD 61,000,000 89,000,000
Flood, Storm 30/06/2005 SE QLD QLD 53,900,000 93,000,000
Flood, Storm 30/06/2005 NE NSW NSW 25,000,000 37,000,000
Hail 19/05/2005 Brisbane QLD 17,600,000 28,000,000
Storm 16/05/2005 Bunbury, South Perth WA 53,200,000 108,000,000
Hail, Storm 20/02/2005 Eastern Seaboard NSW/TAS/VIC 216,700,000 304,000,000
Bushfire 11/01/2005 Eyre Peninsula SA 27,700,000 41,000,000
Tsunami 26/12/2004 South East Asia   3,000,000 3,000,000
Hail, Storm 13/12/2004 Sydney & Lismore NSW 32,300,000 46,000,000
Storm 13/12/2004 Brisbane, Gold Coast QLD 3,500,000 6,000,000
Storm 29/01/2004 Melbourne VIC 18,000,000 28,000,000
Hail 24/01/2004 Brisbane, SE, SW QLD 28,500,000 54,000,000
Hail 31/12/2003 Melbourne VIC 100,000,000 156,000,000
Storm 24/08/2003  Not available NSW/VIC/TAS 25,000,000 39,000,000
Bushfire 18/01/2003 Canberra ACT 350,000,000 660,000,000
Bushfire 8/01/2003 Eastern Border Region NSW/VIC 12,000,000 24,000,000
Storm 24/12/2002 South East QLD 2,000,000 4,000,000
Storm 10/12/2002 South East QLD 3,400,000 8,000,000
Bushfire 8/10/2002 Engadine & Glenorie NSW 25,000,000 43,000,000
Storm 16/02/2002 Sydney NSW 10,000,000 19,000,000
Storm 16/01/2002 Coastal Border NSW/QLD 10,000,000 36,000,000
Storm 30/12/2001 Sydney & Coast NSW 30,000,000 57,000,000
Bushfire 25/12/2001 Sydney & Surrounds NSW 69,000,000 131,000,000
Storm, Tornado 18/11/2001 Sydney & Port Stephens NSW 30,000,000 57,000,000
Flood, Storm 9/03/2001 Brisbane QLD 37,000,000 99,000,000
Flood, Storm 6/03/2001 Nth Coast, Grafton, Kempsey NSW 25,000,000 45,000,000
Storm 17/01/2001 Casino NSW 35,000,000 65,000,000
Storm 15/01/2001 Sydney NSW 12,000,000 24,000,000
Storm 6/01/2001 Dubbo NSW 15,000,000 28,000,000
Flood 17/11/2000 Mackay QLD 5,000,000 13,000,000
Storm 30/09/2000 Vic Peninsula VIC 2,000,000 4,000,000
Cyclone Paul 20/04/2000 Nth WA WA 8,500,000 28,000,000
Cyclone Tessi 2/04/2000 Nth QLD QLD 15,000,000 41,000,000
Cyclone George 1/03/2000 Nth WA WA 5,000,000 14,000,000
Cyclone Steve 27/02/2000 Far Nth QLD 11,000,000 31,000,000
Flood, Storm 7/02/2000 Longreach QLD 12,000,000 30,000,000
Flood, Storm 14/01/2000 Perth WA 5,000,000 15,000,000
Flood, Storm 26/12/1999  Not Available VIC 10,000,000 23,000,000
Storm 24/10/1999 Sydney NSW 40,000,000 89,000,000
Flood, Storm 24/10/1999 Wollongong NSW 5,000,000 11,000,000
Hail 14/04/1999 Sydney NSW 1,700,000,000 4,296,000,000
Cyclone Vance 22/03/1999 Exmouth, Onslow WA 35,000,000 108,000,000
Flood 20/03/1999 Moora WA 4,000,000 12,000,000
Cyclone Rona 12/02/1999 Nth QLD QLD 4,000,000 14,000,000
Flood, Storm 7/02/1999 SE QLD QLD 2,000,000 7,000,000
Flood, Storm 26/12/1998 Melbourne VIC 10,000,000 25,000,000
Hail 16/12/1998 Brisbane QLD 76,000,000 254,000,000
Storm 14/11/1998 Brisbane QLD 7,000,000 23,000,000
Storm 13/10/1998 SEQLD QLD 23,000,000 80,000,000
Flood, Storm 17/08/1998 Wollongong NSW 40,000,000 97,000,000
Storm 6/08/1998 Sydney NSW 10,000,000 25,000,000
Flood 24/06/1998 East Gippsland VIC 1,300,000 3,000,000
Storm 23/06/1998 Hunter Valley NSW 12,000,000 39,000,000
Flood, Storm 9/04/1998 Sydney NSW 10,000,000 28,000,000
Storm 4/02/1998 Sydney NSW 12,000,000 34,000,000
Flood 26/01/1998 Katherine NT 70,000,000 201,000,000
Flood, Storm 10/01/1998 Townsville QLD 71,000,000 245,000,000
Storm 5/01/1998 Nyngan NSW 12,000,000 27,000,000
Bushfire 21/12/1997 Menai NSW 3,000,000 8,000,000
Storm 19/12/1997 Sydney NSW 40,000,000 113,000,000
Storm 16/11/1997 Grafton NSW 5,000,000 13,000,000
Hail 31/03/1997 SE QLD 10,000,000 41,000,000
Cyclone Justin 22/03/1997 Cairns QLD 8,000,000 27,000,000
Bushfire 21/02/1997 Ferny Creek VIC 10,000,000 29,000,000
Hail 11/12/1996 Singleton NSW 49,000,000 149,000,000
Storm 4/12/1996 Brisbane QLD 4,000,000 4,000,000
Storm 23/11/1996 Coffs Harbour NSW 20,000,000 67,000,000
Hail 14/11/1996 Tamworth NSW 10,000,000 28,000,000
Hail 29/09/1996 Armidale & Tamworth NSW 104,000,000 288,000,000
Storm 31/08/1996 Sydney NSW 10,000,000 30,000,000
Flood 3/05/1996 SE QLD QLD 31,000,000 134,000,000
Cyclone Olivia 5/04/1996 Pannawonica WA 2,000,000 6,000,000
Storm 31/01/1996 Sydney NSW 14,000,000 43,000,000
Hail 6/11/1995 SE QLD QLD 40,000,000 166,000,000
Cyclone Bobby 25/02/1995 Kalgoolie WA 11,000,000 48,000,000
Storm 20/11/1994 Sydney NSW 29,000,000 100,000,000
Earthquake 6/08/1994 Cessnock NSW 37,200,000 115,000,000
Storm 23/05/1994 Perth WA 37,000,000 187,000,000
Bushfire 16/01/1994 Eastern Seaboard NSW 59,100,000 215,000,000
Storm 14/12/1993 Melbourne VIC 12,000,000 44,000,000
Flood 3/10/1993 Benalla & Shepparton VIC 12,000,000 44.000,000
Hail 12/02/1992 Sydney NSW 118,000,000 441,000,000
Flood, Storm 8/02/1992 Perth WA 4,000,000 22,000,000
Flood 20/12/1991 Melbourne & Ballarat VIC 24,000,000 90,000,000
Bushfire 16/10/1991 Central Coast NSW 12,000,000 54,000,000
Flood, Storm 7/06/1991 SE NSW NSW 15,000,000 57,000,000
Hail 24/01/1991 Orbost VIC 12,000,000 32,000,000
Hail 22/01/1991 Adelaide SA 30,000,000 112,000,000
Storm 21/01/1991 Sydney NSW 138,400,000 525,000,000
Bushfire 27/12/1990  Not available VIC 10,000,000 32,000,000
Flood, Storm 26/12/1990 Rockhampton to Cairns QLD 32,000,000 121,000,000
Storm 3/08/1990 Sydney NSW 12,000,000 46,000,000
Flood 18/04/1990  NSW/QLD Nyngan & Charlivlle NSW/QLD Nyngan & Charlivlle 30,000,000 99,000,000
Hail 18/03/1990 Sydney NSW 319,000,000 1,297,000,000
Hail 10/02/1990 Sydney NSW 10,000,000 41,000,000
Hail 7/02/1990 Dubbo NSW 9,000,000 35,000,000
Cyclone Nancy 3/02/1990 Sydney to Brisbane NSW/QLD 33,000,000 197,000,000
Earthquake 28/12/1989 Newcastle NSW 862,000,000 3,240,000,000
Hail 16/11/1989 Ballarat VIC 20,000,000 81,000,000
Cyclone Aivu 4/04/1989 Townsville to Mackay QLD 26,000,000 138,000,000
Flood, Storm 7/02/1989 Melbourne VIC 17,000,000 74,000,000
Flood, Storm 30/11/1988 Melbourne VIC 11,000,000 48,000,000
Storm 22/08/1988 SW WA WA 8,000,000 60,000,000
Cyclone Herbie 21/05/1988 Carnarvon to Denham WA 20,000,000 117,000,000
Flood 30/04/1988 Sydney NSW 25,000,000 139,000,000
Flood 1/04/1988 Alice Springs NT 10,000,000 68,000,000
Flood 9/11/1987 Melbourne VIC 8,000,000 40,000,000
Flood, Storm 29/07/1987 East Perth WA 2,000,000 17,000,000
Bushfire 1/02/1987 Southern TAS 7,000,000 32,000,000
Storm 6/12/1986 Adelaide SA 10,000,000 50,000,000
Hail 3/10/1986 Western Sydney NSW 104,000,000 638,000,000
Flood, Storm 5/08/1986 Sydney NSW 35,000,000 215,000,000
Cyclone Winifred 1/02/1986 Cairns to Ingham QLD 40,000,000 205,000,000
Hail 21/01/1986 Orange NSW 25,000,000 160,000,000
Hail 18/01/1985 Brisbane QLD 180,000,000 2,063,000,000
Hail 10/09/1985 Melbourne VIC 10,000,000 63,000,000
Flood 5/11/1984 Sydney NSW 80,000,000 578,000,000
Bushfire 1/09/1984 Central & Southern NSW 25,000,000 179,000,000
Cyclone Kathy 19/03/1984 Borroloola NT 5,000,000 35,000,000
Bushfire Ash Wednesday 16/02/1983  Not available VIC 138,000,000 1,489,000,000
Bushfire Ash Wednesday 16/02/1983  Not available SA 38,000,000 307,000,000
Storm 15/11/1982 Melbourne VIC 10,000,000 84,000,000
Flood, Storm 7/02/1981 Dalby QLD 20,000,000 205,000,000
Hail 16/12/1980 Brighton QLD 15,000,000 238,000,000
Cyclone Carol 15/12/1980 Brisbane QLD 7,500,000 119,000,000
Bushfire 20/02/1980 Adelaide Hills SA 13,000,000 132,000,000
Cyclone Dean 1/02/1980 Pilbara WA 2,500,000 27,000,000
Cyclone Amy 10/01/1980 Port Headland WA 2,700,000 31,000,000
Hail 14/11/1979 Port Broughton SA 10,000,000 92,000,000
Earthquake 2/06/1979 Cadoux WA 3,500,000 38,000,000
Cyclone Hazel 13/03/1979 Kimberley & Pilbara Coast WA 15,000,000 202,000,000
Cyclone Alby 4/04/1978 Perth WA 13,000,000 265,000,000
Storm 1/03/1978 North Coast NSW 5,000,000 94,000,000
Storm 10/02/1978 Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong NSW 15,000,000 215,000,000
Flood, Storm 21/01/1978 Sydney NSW 7,000,000 101,000,000
Flood 1/03/1977 Clarence River NSW 7,000,000 98,000,000
Bushfire 12/02/1977 Western Districts VIC 9,000,000 101,000,000
Storm 5/02/1977 Tongala, Echuca VIC 4,000,000 70,000,000
Storm 21/01/1977 Sydney NSW 15,000,000 244,000,000
Cyclone Harry 19/12/1976  Not available QLD 15,000,000 310,000,000
Hail 10/11/1976 Sydney NSW 40,000,000 650,000,000
Cyclone Beth 22/02/1976 Bundaberg QLD 3,000,000 40,000,000
Hail 9/01/1976 Toowoomba QLD 12,000,000 282,000,000
Cyclone Thelma 7/12/1975 Port Headland WA 20,000,000 398,000,000
Flood 9/03/1975 Sydney NSW 15,000,000 339,000,000
Cyclone Tracy 24/12/1974 Darwin NT 200,000,000 4,090,000,000
Hail 25/05/1974 Sydney NSW 20,000,000 509,000,000
Flood 15/05/1974 NE VIC VIC 4,000,000 117,000,000
Flood 24/04/1974 Sydney NSW 20,000,000 509,000,000
Cyclone Zoe 13/03/1974 Port Macquarie to Brisbane NSW/QLD 2,000,000 171,000,000
Cyclone, Wanda Flood 25/01/1974 Brisbane QLD 68,000,000 2,645,000,000
Cyclone Leah 4/03/1973 Northern Australia QLD/NT/WA 30,000,000 1,492,000,000
Cyclone Daisy 11/02/1972 Brisbane & the Gold Coast QLD 2,000,000 116,000,000
Cyclone Althea 24/12/1971 Townsville QLD 25,000,000 648,000,000
Flood 1/02/1971 Gippsland VIC 2,000,000 53,000,000
Flood 1/09/1970 North TAS 5,000,000 157,000,000
Cyclone Ada 18/01/1970 Bowen & Mackay QLD 12,000,000 1,001,000,000
Earthquake 14/10/1968 Meckering WA 1,500,000 57,000,000
Hail 19/12/1967 Brisbane QLD 5,000,000 396,000,000
Bushfire 8/02/1967 Hobart TAS 14,000,000 610,000,000

 

 

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