SES 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.
The major waterways within the catchment are the Yarra River and Gardiners Creek. The headwaters of both these waterways are outside of Boroondara and flooding in the waterways is in part the result of the larger upstream catchments.
There have been several historical floods in Boroondara since its settlement. Large flood events have been the result of either large regional or localised rainfall.
Flooding from regional flooding is typically from the Yarra River or Gardiners Creek. Localised flooding occurs from rainfall events when the amounts of run-off exceeds the capacity of the underground drainage system and established overland flow paths.
Households and business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or Municipal Flood Emergency Plan for more information.
Your local SES unit is located at 293 Tooronga Rd, Glen Iris (Malvern Unit). Find out more about volunteering here.
For more information, contact the SES Melbourne Metropolitan (Central) Region Headquarters.