Local Flood Guides and Emergency Plans
SES has developed a number of flood guides and emergency plans to explain local flood risks for many flood-prone communities and advise on how to prepare for and respond to flood events.
If your area is not included in one of the guides and you would like general information about preparing for floods, visit Get Ready: FloodSafe or contact your local council.
Rural FloodSafe guide
If you are a rural property owner or manager you may have experienced flooding before, particularly if your property is close to a river, stream or creek.
The effects of flooding on rural property owners can include losses to livestock, crops, fencing, buildings, personal items, farm equipment and machinery. It’s important to remember that even if your property is not directly affected by flooding, there is still potential for you to be isolated by floodwater. You may require assistance such as the supply of essential items and feed for livestock.
While damage to crops and fences is usually unavoidable, there are some things that you can do to reduce losses to things like livestock, irrigation equipment, houses and sheds.
To assist rural property owners and managers in managing flood risks, SES has developed local flood guides for a number of locations across Victoria.
Download the Rural FloodSafe Factsheet to learn more about what you can do to prepare for and manage the impacts of flooding on your property.
- Rural FloodSafe Factsheet.pdf (254 KB)