Melton City Council

Flood information for the Melton City Council, encompassing local flood guides and a Municipal Flood Emergency Plan.

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Melton sits predominantly within the Werribee River catchment with tributaries including Toolern Creek, Djerriwarrh Creek, Yangardook River, Arnold Creek and Little Blind Creek. Heavy rainfall can often occur, causing flooding to Arnold Creek which will have impacts on Melton West and Brookfield. 

Melton City Council has a history of flooding including a significant flood event in 2011 which impacted a number of creek crossings with the most significant damage to Weir Road.

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 Melton City Council Flood Emergency Plan for more information.

Are you at risk of flood?

Melton flood guide table
Areas at risk of flooding at Melton West.

Melton West and Brookfield can be affected by flooding from the Arnold Creek or by heavy rainfal overwhelming local drainage systems. Flash flooding is caused by heavy rainfall, usually associated with severe storms causing local waterways and drains to overflow. Flash flooding can occur with little warning, lasts a short period of time but can leave severe localised damage. In Melton West, this heavy rainfall can lead to flash flooding in residential areas and in low-lying areas close to the Creeks. 

About Flood Guides

Communities can use local flood guides to identify and better understand their local flood risk. They include information about: flood history, how to prepare & respond to floods and who to contact.

Contact Information

For information on flood warnings, see the VicEmergency website.
Visit the Melton City Council website.
Your local Catchment Mangement Authority: Port Phillip and Westernport.

Local VICSES Unit

  • Melton VICSES Unit: 
    90-92 High Street,
    Melton, Victoria

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Municipal Flood Emergency Plan (MFEP)

Municipalities can use Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare, respond and recover from flood and storm events.
Melton Municipal Storm and Flood Emergency Plan - Updated June, 2018.