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 the Municipality.
Large severe floods within the municipality generally occur as a result of a moist warm airflow from northern Australia bringing moderate to heavy rainfall over a period of 12 hours or more following a prolonged general rainfall.
The period of general rainfall 'wets up' the catchments potentially filling the on-stream dams and the natural flood plain storage. These combine to increase the run-off generated during the subsequent period of heavy rainfall.
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 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne.
For more information, contact the Melbourne Metropolitan (Central) Region Headquarters.
For information on flood warnings, see the SES Warnings page.