Floods and storms

The Victoria State Emergency Services (SES) is the control agency for floods and storms in Victoria. For emergency assistance in floods and storms, call 13 25 00.

Emergency information regarding floods and storms is available by calling the SES information line on 1300 842 737.

The SES has developed a number of flood guides for residents and business owners and emergency plans for municipalities to explain local flood risks for communities at risk and advise on how to prepare and respond to flood events.

For further information and resources, visit the SES links below:

Emergency toolkit — a guide to staying safe

Home Emergency Plan — it pays to have a plan

Victoria State Emergency Service — Get ready at home

The SES has responsibility under the Municipal Emergency Plan for the community awareness and education programs on flash flooding within the municipality. The community education plan was developed and implemented with the support of Council and the SES regional office.

Municipal Emergency Plan(PDF, 1MB)

Floodwater is dangerous and toxic — never play, swim, drive, walk or ride through floodwater.

Further information and resources are available on the SES website or download the flood and storm related fact sheets below.

After a flood: returning home safely(PDF, 90KB)

After a flood: animal and insect related hazards(PDF, 87KB)

After a flood: mould and your health(PDF, 91KB)

Melbourne Water — Murrumbeena to Malvern Flood Mitigation Project

Melbourne Water are installing a new stormwater drain to reduce the impact of flooding in the area.

The new drain will run from Railway Parade in Murrumbeena to Gardiners Creek in Malvern East.

Every effort will be made to minimise the construction impacts on local community and the environment.

This project comes as a result of ongoing investigations and planning since flooding damaged properties in 2006 and more recently in 2011.

To keep update with the latest project information, visit Melbourne Water's website.