During a Flood
Emergency services personnel, state agencies, your local council and others in the community will be working hard to manage the response to a flood, and keep people and property safe throughout the whole community. The task will be large and time and resources will be limited. You can help by:
- following the advice of emergency response workers
- taking as much responsibility as you can for your own health and safety and those near to you
- doing as much as you can to protect your property and possessions from flood waters
Latest Flood Warnings, River Height and Rainfall Information
For the latest flood warning information, river heights and rainfalls see:
- Victorian Flood Warning Centre or
- call 1300 659 217.
The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) has a wide range of roles which includes planning for and responding to floods. More than 5,500 volunteers provide this response across the state.
VICSES provides advice on how best to respond during a flood, including advice on what to do when flooding has begun, what to do when you leave your property and what will happen if you become isolated.
VICSES also provides current emergency information on flood and storm events.
Emergency Contact Information (links and phone details)
- Life Threatening Emergency 000
- Victoria State Emergency Service (Emergency Calls) 132 500
- Victoria State Emergency Service - Flood & Storm Information Line
(operates during significant flood and storm events) 1300 842 737
- Bureau of Meteorology - Automated Advisory Information 1300 659 217
- Bureau of Meteorology - General Enquiries 1300 842 737
- VicRoads - Traffic Hazard Reporting and Advisory Service 131 170