Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) is the control agency for flooding in Victoria, which means that we are responsible for planning for floods, and for managing flood response if they do occur.
Victoria has a long history of flooding, and is home to many flood-prone communities. Floods cost Victorians an average of $465 million every year, and can cause significant damage to homes, businesses and community infrastructure.
An estimated 150,000 homes and businesses in Victoria have a one per cent chance of flooding each year, and it is very important that all Victorians are prepared for the possibility of flooding.
We’ve put together some important information that can help you learn more about what you can do to prepare your home for flooding. You can use the sub-navigation or click on one of the questions below to start preparing now.
- How do flood warning systems work?
- How can I prepare my home for floods?
- How can I prepare my business for floods?
- What should I do if a flood happens?
- Where can I find FloodSafe information for my local area?
- What is an emergency plan and what should it include?
- What should I put in my emergency kit?
Download the Emergency Toolkit, which will help you before, during and after a flood emergency.
Emergency Toolkit.pdf (1.85 MB)
Residential FloodSafe - Inner Suburban Case Study
A Victoria SES case study about flooding in Middle Park and Elwood. It highlights the importance of flood preparedness and having a Home Emergency Plan and Kit.
Residential FloodSafe - Outer Suburban Case Study
A Victoria SES case study about flooding in Hampton Park. It highlights the importance of flood preparedness and having a Home Emergency Plan and Kit.
Play the FloodSafe Game
Floodwater is dangerous, play the FloodSafe game to find out why. Includes lesson plans for teachers.
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Sign up to receive our FloodSafe newsletter each May, filled with news about events happening during FloodSafe Week plus ways you can prepare for and stay safe during floods.
FloodSafe Teacher resources
For lesson plans and activity ideas about flood, visit our Teachers section.