Emergency flood information
Wimmera CMA is not the lead agency to contact during a flood event
You can find further information from:
Victoria State Emergency Service
- VicSES Know what to do
- VicSES Storms and Floods – Phone 132500
BoM website – Wimmera Mallee Rainfall and River Conditions
Wimmera Glenelg Storage Manager – water storage information
Current stream height and flow map
For information and updates on stream flow and rainfall levels please visit the Bureau of Meteorology website via the following links:
Live flood information
Tune to radio station ABC Local Radio 594 AM, 3WM 1089 AM, and 101.3 Mixx FM
Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Flood Warnings and related information website
General website information
FloodSafe – how you can prepare?
Council Planning Scheme Information – Flood and other related planning mapping website
Emergency response plans
For specific information concerning houses likely to be inundated by flood, refer to the Municipal Emergency Management Plans available on the council websites:
Hindmarsh Shire Council Emergency Management Plan
Horsham Rural City Council Flood Response Plan
Northern Grampians Shire Council Emergency Management Plan
Yarriambiack Shire Council Flood Response Plan
Wimmera CMA’s role
Local knowledge and on-ground information about flood events is highly important. Wimmera collects flood data, you can help by volunteering. Find out more about Wimmera’s role in floodplain management
For information about helping out during a flood event or providing any historical flood information see Get Involved
Flood warning network
Wimmera CMA has worked with emergency response agencies and the community to develop the Wimmera Flood Warning Network.
The network consists of radio-telemetry equipment at existing river and rain gauges throughout the Wimmera, linked to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and Wimmera CMA offices. The information is then fed into computer based models that are used to predict the likelihood of flooding that may occur, the extent of the flooding and the timing so as to provide information to emergency services and the community through early warning messages.
The system is under constant review, with all flood investigations considering opportunities for network improvement.
You can find real-time information from these gauges on the BoM website.