The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is the control agency for flooding in Victoria, which means that we are responsible for planning for floods, supporting community preparedness and managing flood response if they do occur.

Be prepared

Victoria has a long history of flooding, and is home to many flood-prone communities. Floods cost Victorians more than $460 million every year, and can cause significant damage to homes, businesses and community infrastructure.

The important information below can help you learn more about preparing for floods. 

Download the following resources, which will help you before, during and after a flood emergency:

Local Flood Guides

VICSES has developed a number of local flood guides to explain local flood risks for many flood prone communities and support you to prepare for and respond to flood events.

Play the FloodSafe game

floodsafe-game.jpgFloodwater is dangerous, play the FloodSafe game to find out why. Includes lesson plans for teachers.

FloodSafe Teacher resources

For lesson plans and activity ideas about flood, visit our Teachers section.

Case studies

Residential FloodSafe - Inner Suburban Case Study

A VICSES 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 VICSES case study about flooding in Hampton Park. It highlights the importance of flood preparedness and having a Home Emergency Plan and Kit.