Flood information for the Bass Coast Shire Council, encompassing local flood guides and a Municipal Flood Emergency Plan.

Bass Coast mapSES has developed Local Flood Guides to explain local flood risks for communities at risk. This includes advice for communities on how to prepare and respond to flood events and who to contact in the event of a flood.

SES has also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare, respond to and recover from flood events within Municipality.

Flood history

Bass Coast Shire Council has a history of flooding including significant flood events in July 2007 and May 2012 which impacted the townships of Wonthaggi, Kilcunda and Dalyston and cut several major roads.

Flooding usually occurs as a result of prolonged moderate to heavy rain across Shire. This includes successive cold fronts, often during winter and spring, that brings periods of rain that wets the catchments and primes them for flooding from a further fronts.

The lead time to respond to a flood event may be limited. All households and businesses at risk of flooding should develop an emergency plan and beware of their flood risk.

Households and business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or Municipal Flood Emergency Plan for more information.

Local Flood Guides

    Local flood guides will be available soon.

      Municipal Flood Emergency Plan

      Other links

      Your local SES units are located at:

      • Inverloch Unit - Bear St, Inverloch.
      • Phillip Island Unit - 125/127 Settlement Road, PO Box 79, Cowes  Victoria  3922
      • San Remo Unit - Davis Point Road, PO Box 6, San Remo  Victoria  3925
      • Wonthaggi Unit - 319 White Road, PO Box 217, Wonthaggi  Victoria  3996

      For more information, contact the Gippsland (Eest) Regional Headquarters.

      For information on flood warnings, see the SES Warnings page.

      Visit the Bass Coast Shire Council website.