The clean up after the floods has started in some areas of Queensland and councils are being briefed on the best way to manage volunteers.
The councils will be informed on the most appropriate way to dispose of hazardous waste and insurance needs for clean-up volunteers, Local Government Minister David Crisafulli says.
Mr Crisafulli said not all communities and councils would need volunteers to mop up after the floods, but those that do also needed to know how best to manage and co-ordinate volunteer services.
'It may be that in some communities this work will occur without the need for a day to rally volunteers, but if we can assist those places that will organise volunteers, were just trying to make it a more straightforward process,' he said.
Petroleum giant Caltex has donated $75,000 worth of fuel vouchers for registered volunteers who use their own vehicles in the clean-up.
Information is available at www.dlg.qld.gov.au/councils-and-volunteers