Moyne Shire Council

Flood information for the Moyne Shire Council, including a local flood guide for the Moyne Catchment (Port Fairy, Yambuk, Orford, Rosebrook and the Moyne Shire Municipal Flood Emergency Plan.

Moyne Map

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.

Flood history

The Moyne catchment has historically been subject to significant flooding including a major flood in 2010 that resulted in the sewage station needing to be sandbagged for protection. Sand dunes at the end of the airport were breached and several roads and bridges closed.

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



Peterborough is impacted by both riverine and coastal flooding.  The Curdies River Estuary is predominantly shaped by the prevailing south westerly ocean swell causing infilling and is classified as a wave dominated estuary. The rocky headland to the west of the estuary combined with easterly currents, common in summer months, promotes the accumulation of sand at the estuary entrance forming sandbars.

To learn more see Peterborough flood information

Municipal Flood Emergency Plan

This plan will be available soon.

Other links

Your local SES unit is located at 81 Sackville Street, Port Fairy.

For more information, contact the Barwon South West (South West) Region Headquarters.

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

Visit the Moyne Shire Council website.