The Rural City of Wangaratta has a commitment to protect its community and in doing so has undertaken improvements in flood management and protection against flood waters.
Currently Wangaratta Rural City is recovering from the damage caused by flooding experienced across the Municipality. Residents who have been affected by flood and may require assistance in the medium to long term, including assistance with clean up and repairs to their property and/or referral to other agencies are encouraged to contact Council’s Flood Recovery Officer.
Phone: (03) 5722 0888
or call into the Wangaratta Government Centre Office, corner of Ovens and Ford Streets, Wangaratta.
Further information is also available on Council's Emergency Recovery webpage.
At the time of floods tune into Wangaratta OAK (3WPR) 101.3FM or ABC Goulburn Murray 106.5FM or Myrtleford 88FM for continuous advice.
The Rural City of Wangaratta has a commitment to protect its community and in doing so has undertaken improvements in flood management and protection against flood waters. Together with the community, the Rural City of Wangaratta has developed the 'Wangaratta Region FloodSafe Action Guide'to assist residents in the flood affected areas of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
This is a summary of what occurs for particular localities during flooding. The information is arranged for geographic location and what occurs under minor, moderate and major flood conditions.
The Ovens River and tributaries is subject to flooding and flows from the mountains through townships including Bright and Myrtleford. The King River joins the Ovens at Wangaratta and flows through townships including Whitfield and Moyhu. A flood warning network exists in the entire catchment of the Ovens and King to assist in flood warning for the community.
Prior to, during and after flood events, the community, agencies and authorities have different roles and responsibilities.