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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.

Restriction and ban status

When river levels are low, waterway diverters may be restricted or banned from taking water in order to protect the environment.

Details on the specific flow levels that trigger restrictions and bans are in our Drought Response Plan.

You must check if your waterway has bans or restrictions before taking any water.

Further information

Learn how we manage rivers to balance the needs of diverters and the environment:

Further information on irrigation is also available from Agriculture Victoria: