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.



Storm debris removal in Silvan Reservoir

  • Silvan

Melbourne Water is committed to providing the community with a safe and quality water supply. We will soon be commencing an operation in Silvan Reservoir catchment area to remove the large quantity of debris that remains inside following the June 2021 storms. This will reduce bushfire risk in the reservoir and in doing so, help protect our water supply.

Two Great Ramsar Wetlands

  • Western Port

The Two Great Ramsar Wetlands project is a five-year project (2018-23) led by Melbourne Water that aims to bring key agencies, land managers and community groups together to reduce the threats to the Port Phillip and Western Port Ramsar sites at Port Phillip Bay (western shoreline) and Western Port.

Waterways of the West


The Waterways of the West – Traditional Owner Engagement Project links community environmental groups based in the Maribyrnong and Werribee catchments with the cultural knowledge and land management expertise of Traditional Owners.



Yarra4Life is a major environmental program based in the Yarra Valley that works to improve, increase and protect habitat for native animals including the Helmeted Honeyeater and the Leadbeater’s Possum.