There are a number of ways to check whether your area or neighbourhood is prone to flooding.
- Use the Climate Ready mapping tool to identify areas subject to flooding. This tool uses planning datasets from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
- If you’re new to your region, speak with your neighbours about its f...
If you live in a flood prone area consider using water resistant materials when retrofitting or building new. Some building materials are more readily affected by water which can result in a weakening of the building's structure in the future.
Here are some examples of water resistant materials.
Learn from others about the importance of being prepared for flood and of having a Home Emergency Plan and Kit - watch these SES videos.
Residential FloodSafe - Outer Suburban Case Study (7:00m)
This informative video tells one woman’s experience of an unexpected flood event in Hampton Park and how it disrupted her life.