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 Mitchell Shire Council area sits within the Goulburn River flood plain and is at risk of significant flooding.
For example, Seymour has experienced a number of major floods. Floods in 1847, 1870 and 1916-1917 caused the town’s commercial centre to be moved three times.
The Goulburn River catchment which drains towards Seymour includes: Sunday Creek, Whiteheads Creek, King Parrot Creek, Yea River, Murrindindi River, Home Creek, Acheron River, Rubicon River and Lake Eildon. At Seymour, Whiteheads Creek joins the Goulburn River near Wallis Street. Sunday Creek joins the Goulburn River near Emily Street. Flood Watches or Flood Warnings for the Goulburn Broken Catchment apply to these areas.
Households and business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or the Mitchell Shire Flood Emergency Plan for more information.
Local Flood Guides
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Municipal Flood Emergency Plan
This plan will be available soon.