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.

North Queensland Strata Title Inspection Program


The North Queensland Strata Title Inspection Program (NQSTIP) is a three year initiative to assess the resilience of Strata Properties in North Queensland.

The program aims to increase the total resilience of strata properties in Queensland to the effects of future tropical cyclones.

Participating Bodies Corporate will be provided with information about the existing resilience of their properties and strategies to improve that resilience if needed.

The program is voluntary and funded by the Federal Government, allowing us to carry out the inspections at no cost to participants.

To find out if you are eligible follow the link below.

Testing Facilities

Visit our testing facilities

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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