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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.

Be a citizen scientist

Our community programs help you learn more about your natural environment and local habitats, and help us better track the health of our waterways.

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We have training and programs for people of all ages – and partnerships with councils, schools and community groups – so you can build on your knowledge and make a meaningful contribution to your local area.  

The data you collect could contribute to scientific research, management planning and on-ground actions that improve the health of our rivers, creeks and wetlands.

COVID-19 update

Waterwatch workshops and events will continue to be held online where possible. When deemed safe to resume, face-to-face activities will be held in a COVID-safe manner. Check out our ‘Expert Connections’ webinar series on ecological and waterway themes, and Melbourne Water’s social media for updates and events.

Before starting any activity, contact your program manager for advice on specific safety requirements and to receive a copy of our COVID-19 Control Plan.

Join a program from your community

You can participate in monitoring waterway health from your own backyard or nature reserve:  

Last updated:
20 January 2022