Floodplain Management

Find out how to get flood level information for your property, understand how planning scheme overlays work and keep up to date with planning amendments by clicking the links below.

We recommend you read the self-assessment section first to find out information on planning permits, flood studies and other planning considerations.

Complete the form in the applying for flood advice section if you would like us to provide you with flood information in writing.

If you're developing or renovating, a property, you can use the interactive map in the flood level and flood mapping section to get flood level information to determine whether your land is subject to flooding. You may also need this information if you're buying or selling a property.

Self-Assessment Guide

This Self-Assessment Guide section covers: Flood Controls in Municipal Planning Schemes and Flood Mapping not shown in Planning Schemes.

Applying for Flood Advice

Prior to applying for a planning permit with your local municipal council, flood advice can be obtained directly from the Goulburn Broken CMA by submitting a completed application form (below) with a processing fee. The Goulburn Broken CMA will provide flood advice in writing.

Flood Levels and Flood Mapping Information

Flood levels have been declared for major towns in the Goulburn Broken Catchment. Use this interactive map to access documents in PDF format containing information on floodplain levels.

Publications

A number of reports, studies and strategies are available here.

Goulburn Broken Regional Floodplain Management Strategy

The Victorian Government requires Catchment Management Authorities to develop and periodically review Regional Floodplain Management Strategies, in partnership with councils, the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) and their local communities.