Police cameras have captured the moment two men and their dogs were plucked to safety from floodwaters in Queensland.
Heavy rains have inundated several areas west of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with warnings of more to come over the weekend.
Flood warning were in place for areas surrounding Brisbane, Ipswich, the Lockyer Valley, Darling Downs, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay-Burnett, Bundaberg and Gladstone.
Hundreds of residents evacuated on the advice of authorities, while businesses and homes were sandbagged and prepared.
Fire and Rescue swiftwater technicians assisted to evacuate residents from homes in Warwick who had become trapped by floodwaters on Friday afternoon.
With hundreds of roads affected, residents were told to reconsider their need to travel and never drive into floodwaters.
On Thursday, police responded to a vehicle that was swept away by floodwaters at Morwincha, south of Ipswich
The officers waded more than 100m to reach the small van that had been washed off a flooded bridge and was wedged against a tree.
One man was clinging to the passenger door, while inside an elderly man and three dogs were trapped.
A puppy and the more mobile passenger were led to higher ground while the elderly man was helped out of the vehicle.
An officer carried the elderly man on his back to higher ground while the other coaxed the dogs, a kelpie and a great dane, out of the submerged van and carried them out.
Large parts of South East Queensland received more than 100mm throughout Thursday and into Friday morning.
The largest recording was 290mm, which fell on Wilsons Peak, 80km west of the Gold Coast.