Cyclone Testing Station About Us
The Cyclone Testing Station is located at James Cook University in Townsville and focuses primarily on the performance of houses and other low rise buildings. The Cyclone Testing Station aims to ensure that buildings designed to resist cyclones and severe wind events are safe, economical and sustainable.
Ever since Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin in 1974, the Cyclone Testing Station has brought together a team dedicated to minimising loss and suffering as a result of cyclones and other high wind events.
The Cyclone Testing Station Station's Advisory Board is structured around organisations rather than individuals. It includes representatives of State and Local government authorities, James Cook University, organisations and associations within the building industry, building product manufacturers as well as some invited members.
The Cyclone Testing Station was founded in response to the the destruction caused by cyclone Althea to Townsville in 1971 and cyclone Tracy to Darwin in 1974. The Station's strategic location in Townsville has enabled it to serve not only Australia and North Queensland but also most other cyclone prone regions throughout the world.