Brisbane is reeling from the impact of floods which have forced evacuation of many suburbs. A total of 13 people have been killed in the floods which have affected many areas of Queensland.
A post from John Ferlito, the president of Linux Australia, the apex body under whose auspices the event is organised, said while it appeared that the most important venues would be okay, one of the most important factors that would help in making the decision was the impact that 700+ delegates would have on the city of Brisbane.
"Early next week the linux.conf.au team will be getting in contact with the mayor and premier's offices to get their input into our decision making process," he wrote.
"While we have all hopes that the conference will proceed at this stage, it is simply too early to say whether the conference will go ahead or not.
"A final go or no go decision will be made on Monday the 17th. The council will meet with the linux.conf.au committee on the afternoon of the 17th and we hope to have an announcement out by 7pm."