Australian Cyclone Rating System and Your Pilbara Shed

Nov 28, 2019

As a member of the PIlbara community, unpredictable and extreme weather conditions become a part of everyday life. Every part of the North West region faces differing challenges in relation to the weather, but one major challenge that most of the Pilbara region faces is the threat of cyclones. 

At Pilbara Sheds we take cyclone safety extremely seriously. Our experienced team have a good understanding of the differing cyclone ratings that impact buildings within the region such as sheds, patios and other standalone structures. 


How High is Our Cyclone Risk?

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) suggest that the region between Broome and Exmouth within the North West of Western Australia is the most cyclone-prone region on the entire Australian coastline. Because of this, it is important to have an understanding of the rating system in your area and ensure your buildings all meet the required safety standards.

Within Australia there are four major cyclone ratings that impact the entire country. These are:

  • Region A –  This region within Australia is classed as “normal”. This means there is no to low risk of immediate danger as the result of a cyclone. 
  • Region B – This region is classed as “intermediate” where the risk of a cyclone is moderate.
  • Region C – This category is classed as “tropical cyclone” which means there is a risk of tropical cyclones which can be more damaging to property and homes.
  • Region D – This is the most severe category where “severe tropical cyclones” are at risk. 

When is Cyclone Season?

Throughout Western Australia BOM recognise cyclone season as the period between November and April every year. However, they do note that very few cyclones have ever occured during the month of November.  


Be Prepared For Cyclone Season in Your Area

The most important thing in regards to cyclones is to be both prepared and informed. Local governments such as the City of Karratha have information available on their website to help you get prepared for cyclone season.

The City of Karratha suggest that in an emergency listen to your local radio station or local television for more information regarding the cyclone and when to act. Local State Emergency Services, the BOM Facebook page and council Facebook pages are also a great way to stay up to date with the situation. By ensuring you follow the correct emergency service and local government departments on social media before the season begins means you will have the best chance to stay well informed throughout a period of concern. 


Cyclone Ratings and Pilbara Sheds

When it comes to building your shed, patio or other building structure, Pilbara Sheds always keep cyclone ratings and safety as a major priority. Our structures are built to withstand whatever the Pilbara has to throw at it. This means you can build your shed with peace of mind that your building and the contents inside will be damage free.  

For more information regarding cyclone safety or to receive an obligation free quote submit an online contact form and someone from our team will be in touch! 

Our Product Range

Are you a local school or sporting organisation in need of high quality and cost-effective sheds? Well, Pilbara Sheds are here to help! With years of experience working with the local Pilbara community, we have built a name for ourselves providing storage space that suits every budget in an educational or sporting environment. Here are a few of our frequently asked questions when it comes to our school and sporting sheds to show you that Pilbara Shed are the best to work with when it comes to installing your next shed.


What kind of schools and sporting organisations do you work with?

Our experience within the local community extends from junior sporting clubs and primary schools, to larger groups and local high schools. We have worked with a number of local organisations in the area to build their perfect shed!


Do you understand the unique requirements of schools and organisations?

Of course! We are able to provide your organisation with hands on, insider knowledge of products that are suitable and best used with an educational and sporting environment. We know that school and sporting storage differs depending on its intended purpose, and we can customise your shed to suit its intended purpose


We have a strict budget, can you work to that?

We sure can! Both public and private schools have budgets they need to adhere too, and we completely understand that you will have a limit on what you’re able to spend. We will work with you to design a shed that isn’t only high quality, but also cost-effective within the set budget you have available. 


Are your sheds built for the Pilbara environment?

As Pilbara locals, we know the importance of building a school or sport shed that is able to withstand the Pilbara elements. Safety and durability is at the forefront of our shed builds, so when you purchase one of our sheds, you can be rest assured that it’s built for what ever the Pilbara can throw at it. 


Can we include storage solutions in our design?

Unlike a residential or commercial shed, school and sport sheds usually need to be designed to cater for a large amount of small equipment. Soccer balls, tennis racquets, goal posts or desks and chairs, we can assist you in creating an internal fit out to best suit your needs. Our distributorship Fair Dinkum Sheds can assist us to provide customised buildings to suit every situation.


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To learn more about the School and Sport Sheds that Pilbara shed are able to build for your business, please give us a call on 9185 1089 or submit an online contact query and someone from our team will be in touch shortly.