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During Significant Flood and Storm Events

Use the VicEmergency Website for real-time incidents and warnings  OR

Contact the VicEmergency Hotline 1800 226 226

You can get emergency information by tuning in to ABC local radio, or other emergency broadcasters, by accessing the VicEmergency website, downloading the VicEmergency app, phoning the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or following VicEmergency on Facebook or Twitter.

Need help?

Call VICSES on 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood, storm, tsunami and earthquake emergency response for help. For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).


Flooding is natural and cannot be stopped and can have both positive and negative impacts. 

The positive impacts of flooding, for example, include water for wetland ecosystems and replenishing soil moisture and nutrients. 

The negative impacts can bring substantial damages to homes and businesses, critical infrastructure and to farming, such as agriculture and crops. However, the negative effects of floods can be reduced with good planning and the right actions.

Flood planning and action is a shared community responsibility. Local, state and federal governments all have a role to play in reducing the damage from floods in Victoria but so do you and your neighbours.

This website will help you understand:


This website is a portal which links to information from a number of different government departments and agencies and may direct you to other websites.  These websites will open in a new (popup) window, ensuring that you can continue browsing Flood Victoria.