A series of floods hit Queensland, Australia, beginning in December 2010.
The floods forced the evacuation of thousands of people from towns and cities.
At least 90 towns and over 200,000 people were affected.
Damage initially was estimated at around A$1 billion before it was raised to $2.38 billion.
The estimated reduction in Australia's GDP is about A$40 billion.
Three-quarters of the council areas within the state of Queensland were declared disaster zones.
Communities along the Fitzroy and Burnett Rivers were particularly hard hit, while the Condamine, Ballone and Mary Rivers recorded substantial flooding.
An unexpected flash flood caused by a thunderstorm raced through Toowoomba's central business district.
Water from the same storm devastated communities in the Lockyer Valley.
A few days later thousands of houses in Ipswich and Brisbane were inundated as the Brisbane River rose and Wivenhoe Dam used a considerable proportion of its flood mitigation capacity.
Volunteers were quick to offer assistance. A large mobilisation of the Australian Defence Force was activated.
The Queensland Reconstruction Authority was formed to coordinate the rebuilding program beyond the initial task force, and a Commission of Inquiry was established to investigate all matters related to the floods.

The 201011 floods killed 38 people in Queensland. As of 26 January 2011, an additional nine people were missing.

Milton (Lang Park)

Milton (Lang Park) (before flooding)
Milton (Lang Park) (after flooding)

Rosalie

Rosalie (before flooding)
Rosalie (after flooding)



Rocklea (Markets)

Rocklea (Markets) (before flooding)
Rocklea (Markets) (after flooding)



Fairfield

Fairfield (before flooding)
Fairfield (after flooding)



South Bank

South Bank (before flooding)
South Bank (after flooding)



Brisbane (overview)

Brisbane (overview) (before flooding)
Brisbane (overview) (after flooding)



Bundamba (Ipswich)

Bundamba (Ipswich) (before flooding)
Bundamba (Ipswich) (after flooding)



Riverside (CBD)

Riverside (CBD) (before flooding)
Riverside (CBD) (after flooding)



Rocklea (wide view)

Rocklea (wide view) (before flooding)
Rocklea (wide view) (after flooding)



Basin Pocket (Ipswich)

Basin Pocket (Ipswich) (before flooding)
Basin Pocket (Ipswich) (after flooding)



Chelmer

Chelmer (before flooding)
Chelmer (after flooding)



Milton (Coronation Drive)

Milton (Coronation Drive) (before flooding)
Milton (Coronation Drive) (after flooding)



Bellbowrie and Riverhills

Bellbowrie and Riverhills (before flooding)
Bellbowrie and Riverhills (after flooding)



Jindalee

Jindalee (before flooding)
Jindalee (after flooding)



St Lucia (University of Queensland)

St Lucia (University of Queensland) (before flooding)
St Lucia (University of Queensland) (after flooding)



Toowong

Toowong (before flooding)
Toowong (after flooding)



West End

West End (before flooding)
West End (after flooding)



Graceville

Graceville (before flooding)
Graceville (after flooding)



New Farm

New Farm (before flooding)
New Farm (after flooding)



Yeronga

Yeronga (before flooding)
Yeronga (after flooding)



Floating pallets in Rocklea industrial estate

Floating pallets in Rocklea industrial estate (before flooding)
Floating pallets in Rocklea industrial estate (after flooding)



Rocklea industrial area

Rocklea industrial area (before flooding)
Rocklea industrial area (after flooding)



Ipswich farmhouse

Ipswich farmhouse (before flooding)
Ipswich farmhouse (after flooding)



Houses in Elmes Road, Rocklea

Houses in Elmes Road, Rocklea (before flooding)
Houses in Elmes Road, Rocklea (after flooding)



Riverfront homes in West End

Riverfront homes in West End (before flooding)
Riverfront homes in West End (after flooding)



Cow takes refuge on Ipswich roof

Cow takes refuge on Ipswich roof (before flooding)
Cow takes refuge on Ipswich roof (after flooding)



HMAS Diamantina in 'dry dock' at South Bank

HMAS Diamantina in 'dry dock' at South Bank (before flooding)
HMAS Diamantina in 'dry dock' at South Bank (after flooding)



Trucks and cows stranded by floodwaters on Ipswich Road at Rocklea

Trucks and cows stranded by floodwaters on Ipswich Road at Rocklea (before flooding)
Trucks and cows stranded by floodwaters on Ipswich Road at Rocklea (after flooding)



Riverhills Rowing Club

Riverhills Rowing Club (before flooding)
Riverhills Rowing Club (after flooding)



Jindalee Swimming Pool

Jindalee Swimming Pool (before flooding)
Jindalee Swimming Pool (after flooding)



Toowong CityCat terminal

Toowong CityCat terminal (before flooding)
Toowong CityCat terminal (after flooding)



River Walk floating walkway, New Farm

River Walk floating walkway, New Farm (before flooding)
River Walk floating walkway, New Farm (after flooding)



Eagle Street Pier

Eagle Street Pier (before flooding)
Eagle Street Pier (after flooding)



Milton business precinct

Milton business precinct (before flooding)
Milton business precinct (after flooding)



Riverfront restaurant in Milton

Riverfront restaurant in Milton (before flooding)
Riverfront restaurant in Milton (after flooding)



Rosalie Village

Rosalie Village (before flooding)
Rosalie Village (after flooding)



Albion Park Raceway

Albion Park Raceway (before flooding)
Albion Park Raceway (after flooding)



University of Queensland running track and tennis courts, St Lucia

University of Queensland running track and tennis courts, St Lucia (before flooding)
University of Queensland running track and tennis courts, St Lucia (after flooding)



Debris in Brisbane River near Pinkenba

Debris in Brisbane River near Pinkenba  (before flooding)
Debris in Brisbane River near Pinkenba  (after flooding)



Homes in Fig Tree Pocket

Homes in Fig Tree Pocket (before flooding)
Homes in Fig Tree Pocket (after flooding)



Homes and streets in Fairfield

Homes and streets in Fairfield (before flooding)
Homes and streets in Fairfield (after flooding)



Moggill Ferry

Moggill Ferry (before flooding)
Moggill Ferry (after flooding)



Industry on Donaldson Road, Rocklea

Industry on Donaldson Road, Rocklea (before flooding)
Industry on Donaldson Road, Rocklea (after flooding)



Riverfront homes in Tennyson

Riverfront homes in Tennyson (before flooding)
Riverfront homes in Tennyson (after flooding)



West End parkland

West End parkland (before flooding)
West End parkland (after flooding)



Two men in a floating 'spa' in Chelmer

Two men in a floating 'spa' in Chelmer (before flooding)
Two men in a floating 'spa' in Chelmer (after flooding)