Flood dangers do not end when the water begins to recede. You should:
- keep listening to local radio stations, and
- not return home until authorities indicate that it is safe to do so.
The Flood Victoria website was originally developed for the Victorian community by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority on behalf of the State Flood Policy Committee.
This website is largely a portal that provides links to information from a number of different government departments and agencies and can direct you to other websites.
Flood Recovery Guide to Services
The Flood Recovery Guide to Services is a resource for flood-affected Victorians. It contains information on services available to people and includes personal, financial and practical advice; information on accommodation and housing; advice for business and primary industry; information for tourists; and information on volunteering and donating.
Floods present many potential health hazards. Emergency workers and other support staff should ensure that members of the public are aware of the potential risks when they return to their homes after a flooding event.
A range of material is available on the health.vic website to provide to people who have been affected by floods. When people are planning to return to their homes after the flood waters have subsided, and the risks from floods waters have reduced to a level that is considered safe, there may still be many potential health hazards.
Septic Tank Information
The Department of Health has developed a document with information on assessing septic tank damage and issues with sewerage following a flood.
- Lifeline - Phone 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue - Phone 1300 224 636
- Kids Helpline - Phone 1800 551 800
- SANE Australia - Phone 1800 187 263
Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross offers a range of valuable resources designed to help people to better prepare, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Resources are available for households, seniors, people with disabilities, parents of young children, psychosocial preparedness and coping with anniversaries.