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.

River Detectives

Register for the River Detectives sustainability program, which supports teachers to explore their local rivers and creeks with students.

Applications for 2022 have closed

Congratulations to all schools participating in our 2022 program. If you’d like to apply for future intakes, check this webpage later in the year or subscribe to our WaterEd newsletter to be notified when applications open.

About the River Detectives program

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This program is designed to help teachers get outdoors with their students and learn more about their local waterway. It inspires schools to understand, appreciate and care for their local waterways, through a variety of engaging, practical, multi-age and cross-curricular activities.

Schools that register for River Detectives will have access to:

  • an interactive website
  • ‘how to’ guides
  • resources and activities linked to the Victorian Curriculum, including:
    • geography
    • mathematics
    • science
    • sustainability.

River Detectives website

Participating authorities

Participating catchment management authorities include:

More information

Can’t find what you need on the River Detectives website?

For further enquiries or future program notifications, email us at [email protected].

Last updated:
16 June 2022