Flood information for the Yarra Ranges Shire Council, including a local flood guide for the area and the Yarra Ranges Municipal Flood Emergency Plan.

Yarra Ranges 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 the Municipality.

Flood history

Yarra Ranges Shire Council has a history of flooding (riverine and flash flooding) including significant recent flood events in February 2011, October 2010, September 2010 and February 2005.  Recent flood events have impacted the townships of Healesville, Yarra Glen and and vast extents of rural areas resulting in 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 Yarra Ranges Shire Flood Emergency Plan for more information.

Municipal Flood Emergency Plan

SES units

Your local SES unit is:

  • Emerald Unit: Cnr Old Gembrook and Sherriff Roads, Emerald.
  • Lilydale Unit: 103 Nelson Street, Lilydale.
  • Healesville Unit: Argoon Street, Healesville.
  • Upper Yarra Unit: 2804 Warburton Highway, Wesburn.

More information

For more information, contact Central Region.

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

Visit the Shire of Yarra Ranges Council website.