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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.

Waterway diversions

You can 'divert', or take, water from the Yarra River, Lower Maribyrnong River and Western tributary areas for commercial and irrigation uses. Find out how we monitor and supply water diversion licences, and provide information about restrictions and bans to protect the environment when river levels are low.  

Last updated:
30 July 2020