Type Status Location Last Updated
This Major Flood Warning is being issued for the Yarra River from Millgrove to Coldstream

  • The Yarra River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 4 mm in the Upper Yarra region and about 1 mm in the Lower Yarra region since 09:00 AM Thursday 10 June 2021. Rainfall totals up to 5mm have been forecast for the catchment today (Friday 11 June 2021).
  • The level of the Yarra River at Coldstream is currently at 5.84 metres, exceeding the Moderate Flood Level (5.10 metres), and falling. It peaked at 5.96 metres, just below the Major Flood Level (6.10 metres), at 1AM this morning. This peak was also recorded in the July 1996 flood, which is just below the biggest event at this location to date (February 2011 flood, 6 metres).
Act now - take actions immediately to protect your life and property.
What you should do: 
Decide if you will evacuate if it becomes necessary. 

If you choose to leave: 
  • Follow your normal evacuation or relocations plans in a COVIDSafe way. 
  • Remember to take your pets, mobile phone, spare clothes and medications. 
  • Travel to the home of family or friends who are in a safe location, away from flooding. 
  • Be aware of any road closures when you leave. 

If you are travelling: 
  • Do not enter flooded areas. Turn around a find a safe alternative route. 
  • Be aware of road hazards including mud, debris and damaged roads or bridges. 
  • Floodwater is dangerous - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater. 

If you stay or if it is unsafe to leave: 
  • Make sure you have enough food, drinking water, medications and pet food to survive for 3-5 days in case you become isolated.
  • Use plugs, sandbags or household items to block toilets, sinks and drains to stop sewerage backflow. 

You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings. 
Impacts in your area: 
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 11/06/2021 05:30 pm or as the situation changes.

Flood information:
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 this warning on freecall 1800 226 226.
  • 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.