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Flood affected areas

Heavy rain, damaging winds and localised flooding across Victoria in 2010-2011 and 2012 has significantly affected conditions in some parks and forest areas.

The Change of Conditions section on individual park pages is regularly updated to reflect the most current conditions. Please check individual park pages for closure information.

The State Government acknowledges the vital importance of these areas for public recreation and tourism, and is endeavouring to assess, repair damage and safely open areas as soon as possible. In the meantime, some roads, visitor sites and walking tracks remain closed.

Reasons for closure may include:

  • Hazardous trees, limbs and fallen timber.
  • Damaged tracks, bridges, signs, recreation sites and other facilities.
  • Unstable soils or stream crossings.

Once recreation sites and tracks have been accessed, risks removed and necessary facilities repaired or rebuilt, they will be re-opened to the public.

Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) is the control agency for flood and storm and provides emergency assistance to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood and storm emergency. For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

For current emergency warnings and advice, visit www.ses.vic.gov.au. During large-scale emergencies only, you can also call the VICSES Information Line on 1300 VICSES (1300 842 737).

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, contact SES through the National Relay Service at www.relayservice.com.au.

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