The Rural City of Wangaratta is commonly impacted by flooding and has been impacted by major flooding a number of times since settlement. Council has a commitment to assist in protecting the community and in doing so has undertaken improvements in flood management and protection against flood waters.
For general information about what flood management and protection measures are in place for the municipality please contact Council's Emergency Management team
Phone: (03) 5722 0888
or call into the Wangaratta Government Centre Office, corner of Ovens and Ford Streets, Wangaratta.
Further information on the impact of flooding, preparing and responding to flood events and advice on recovery from flooding is available from SES Victoria. Information specific to the Rural City of Wangaratta is available from SES Victoria also.
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.