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Cyclone Jasper Recovery Update

Cyclone Jasper Recovery

Our beautiful community of Wujal Wujal has suffered devastating damage from Tropical Cyclone Jasper. 

Contractors have started to clear the debris from the roads and representatives from government, energy and infrastructure agencies are on the ground assessing the damage and commencing recovery and repair works this week.

Thanks for your patience as we begin our long road to recovery.

Link to our social media platform and other online information sources

The most current updates on recovery can be found at the following online locations:

Assistance for our impacted community members

Following Tropical Cyclone Jasper in the north and intense storms in the south of the state, a range of disaster assistance has been activated to support impacted Queenslanders.

For individuals:

Personal Hardship Assistance is available to residents in affected areas. Supports include payments for emergency essentials like food, clothing and medicine, to help uninsured owner-occupiers make their home safe to live in, to reconnect essential utilities, and to replace essential household contents.

Apply by calling the Queensland Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or visit

Additional support is available from the Australian Government to support Far North Queensland residents affected by Tropical Cyclone Jasper. Payments up to $1,000 are available.

Apply by visiting

For small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profits:

Disaster Assistance Loans and Essential Working Capital Loans are available to eligible primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profits. Apply by contacting QRIDA on 1800 623 946 or visit

Primary producers can also access freight subsidies to alleviate the costs of moving stock and operating materials. Contact DAF on 13 25 23 or visit

Latest Update:

Update on progress for week ended 4 February 2024



With the contractors working and Wujal still an active disaster zone, it's not safe to return yet but we will keep everyone posted on the progress.

It's a frustrating time being away from home but this recovery will be a marathon not a sprint so please be patient with Council and authorities as a huge amount of work is underway to get everyone back home.

The Wujal Wujal TC Jasper Recovery Facebook page will have the most current information.

Some images of the devastation

The following images show some of the devastation.

Damaged Art Centre





Flood waters raced through through the Council offices, Mayor's office and Council Chambers at shoulder height.



Flood debris littering the town.