Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory (QGHL)

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Government

The Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory provides technical expertise in coastal engineering and monitoring to support policy, research, planning, and disaster management. The unit manages the storm tide and wave monitoring networks along the Queensland coastline; administers the Tweed Sand Bypassing Project; and provides technical support to other agencies regarding coastal processes and modelling, and the associated impacts, including disaster management.

Organisation type
  • Queensland Government - Agency
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
27 Quinlan Street, Deagon QLD 4017

Strengths and capabilities

  • Metocean environmental monitoring
  • Physical modelling of coastal processes
  • Numerical modelling of coastal processes
  • Storm tide technical advice during extreme events
  • Post extreme event coastal impact assessments and surveying
  • Coastal hazard assessment and studies
  • Local government services
  • Marina and port investigations

Facilities and major equipment

  • Buoy calibration equipment
  • 1,800m2 models hall
  • Two customisable wave basins
  • Wave flume (LWH = 25 x 1 x 1.4 metres)
  • 20m basin paddles (long-crested)

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