Our Vision

To be the pre-eminent, independent research and testing authority on the performance of buildings and infrastructure in response to cyclones and other wind events in Australia and the surrounding region.

The damage and devastation caused by severe wind events poses a real danger for communities in Australia and worldwide. We investigate wind events and conduct research to ensure that buildings are designed to resist severe wind events in a safe, economical and sustainable way.

Our important ongoing projects include the North Queensland Strata Title Inspection Program. This is a long-term project that is to deliver an ongoing legacy of more resilient Strata Title properties, which will reduce cyclone impacts, and recovery time of communities. Read more about the Strata Title Inspection Program below.

Testing Facilities

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A cyclone is the only natural disaster that you get asked to go home for. It is imperative that our homes are up to the task. To keep homes safe we provide testing and consultancy services to the building industry, insurance bodies, regulatory authorities and UN agencies. At the Cyclone Testing Station we have testing facilities fully equipped for:

  • Windborne Debris Testing.
  • Airbox Testing.
  • Full-scale House Testing.
  • Structural Testing.
  • Wind Tunnel Testing.

Our services include risk assessment, post disaster damage investigations and independent expert analysis.


What drives us

Our aim is to minimise the loss and suffering caused by cyclones and other high wind events. In addition to advising governments, manufacturers, and property owners, we also deliver first class academic research. We have a strong team at the forefront of wind research. Our team is dedicated to:

  • Assist in the development of effective building practices.
  • Improve safety in high wind events including cyclones.
  • Mitigate risk and reduce costs resulting from wind damage.


We appreciate the continued support of our partners and benefactors

Queensland Government

Queensland Government

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Townsville City Council

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Master Builders

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Shed Safe

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