Moorabool Shire Council

Flood information for the Moorabool Shire, encompassing local flood guides for Bacchus Marsh and the Moorabool Shire Municipal Flood Emergency Plan.

Moorabool Shire 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

Moorabool Shire has a history of flooding including flooding from rivers and creeks overflowing after prolonged rainfall (riverine) and also to flash flooding after high intensity rainfall often associated with thunderstorms.

Bacchus Marsh experienced a significant flood event in November 1995 when the Werribee River broke its banks, flooding low lying parts of the town and surrounding farmland.

More recently, Bacchus Marsh suffered flash flooding five times in 2010-2011 following local heavy rain, causing extensive damage.
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 Moorabool Shire Flood Emergency Plan for more information..

Local Flood Guides

Municipal Flood Emergency Plan

Other links

Your local SES unit is located at 11 Gisborne Road Bacchus Marsh,Victoria 3340.

For more information, contact the Mid West Regional Headquarters

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

Visit the Moorabool Shire Council website.