Floodplains are areas that adjoin creeks, rivers or coastlines and include the footprint of all adjoining land that could experience inundation during a flood. Do the following flood checks to understand more about flooding in your area.
Suburb flood maps
Council has compiled maps showing areas of potential flood inundation for each suburb within the region.
Flood explorer interactive mapping tool
Council has developed an interactive mapping tool that provides an easy way to learn about flooding in your area. The tool allows you to easily see the impact of different sizes and types of flood events on your property. Please note: Flood Explorer is best suited for use well before an actual flooding event and may not be available during an event.
Flood check property report
You can obtain a report that describes the potential flooding conditions for your property. Please note: the Flood Check Property Reports are best suited for use well before an actual flooding event and may not be available during an event.
New Draft Planning Scheme
The New Draft Planning Scheme is now on community consultation from 1 July through to 21 August 2015. To support the application of the new draft planning scheme provisions the Flood Check Property Reports includes a new section on the New Draft Planning Scheme.
You are encouraged to read the Flood Check Property Reports in conjunction with the New Draft Planning Scheme as well as the Information Sheet - Flood check vs hazard overlay mapping.
Find out more about flooding and how to interpret and understand flood reports and maps.
Preparing for floods
Floods can cause damage to your property and threaten your safety. Find out how to prepare for a flood emergency here:
Flood publications and digital data
Council holds a number of flood study and investigation reports that provide documentation of the process used to identify the region's floodplains. Digital data packages are also available.
Share your flood data
Council is always interested in your flood data. Photos and evidence of major flood events in our region will allow Council to verify and improve our flood predictions and improve the safety of our floodplains.
Other agencies with useful flood information: