As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.


We aim to make the information on this website available to as many people as possible. Find out about the different ways to access our content, and the international standards we follow.

Using this website

Our website has been developed to meet the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. As a Victorian Government authority, we are working towards complying with Level AA of the standard.

This means our website can be used by people who have visual impairments, or difficulties using a mouse. It is also compatible with popular screen reading software.

You can adjust your computer or web browser settings to customise your experience, including:

  • enlarging text and images
  • changing colours and fonts
  • adjusting volume
  • converting text to speech using web browser add-ons
  • navigating using keyboard or voice commands.

If you need support, the Web Accessibility Initiative has compiled a list of tips and resources for customising your computer for better web browsing.


We aim to present our online information as webpages. Where this is not possible, we have provided documents in portable document format (PDF) or Microsoft Word format.

PDF documents can now be viewed in most web browsers. You can also download free software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which allows you to further customise your reading experience. Adobe’s website has further instructions on using Acrobat Reader’s accessibility features.

Larger designed publications, such as our annual report, have been made available in accessible document formats.

Social media

We use a number of social media platforms to share news and updates, and publish our videos. These include:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn.

While these platforms are continuously working to improve the accessibility of their services, we have little control over how they present our content.

Alternative formats

If you need support, or would like a copy of Melbourne Water materials in an alternative format, please contact us.

Last updated:
10 August 2021