Type Status Location Last Updated
This Flood Watch is being issued for Latrobe and South Gippsland Rivers.

  • Flood Watch Number: 4
  • Areas of isolated minor flooding are possible across the Upper Yarra, Bunyip, Latrobe and South Gippsland Rivers catchments during Friday into Saturday.
  • A cold front will cross Victoria on Friday. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast across the flood Watch area during Friday and Saturday.
  • Catchments are relatively wet following recent rainfall. Rainfall totals of around 20-60mm have been observed across the affected catchments in the 24 hours to 9am Friday.
  • Rainfall totals of 10-20mm are forecast, with isolated higher totals up to 25mm, on Friday and similar amounts on Saturday. Snow level will fall to around 700m during Friday night.
  • River rises have been observed in response to the rainfall. Isolated minor flooding may develop across the flood watch area during Friday into Saturday.
  • Catchments likely to be affected include: Latrobe River,Traralgon Creek & South Gippsland Rivers
Stay informed - monitor your local conditions and remain alert.
What you should do:
  • Farmers should consider moving livestock and machinery to higher ground.
  • Decide what you and your family will do if flooding impacts you. For information on how to prepare go to www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/floodsafe.
  • You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.
  •  Floodwater is toxic - never play or swim in floodwater.
  • Contact family members and neighbours to ensure they are aware of the situation.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Caravan parks and camping grounds may be flooded.
  • Areas around rivers and streams may be flooded.
  • Local roads may be closed and low bridges may be underwater.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 09/11/2019 11:00 am or as the situation changes.

Flood information:
  • For river heights go to www.bom.gov.au or phone 1300 659 217.
  • For urgent animal welfare issues phone Agriculture Victoria on 136 186 or your local vet.
  • For road closure information go to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or call 131 170.
Emergency contacts: 
Stay informed: 
  • Go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
  • Tune into ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
  • Phone the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about preparedness on 1800 226 226 (freecall).
  • People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
  • For help with English, phone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
  • Download the VicEmergency app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter (#vicfloods) or Facebook.