Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning For The Gippsland Lakes
Issued at 03:00 PM EDT on Tuesday 05 December 2023
Flood Warning Number: 2

Minor to moderate flooding is occurring in the upstream catchments of the Gippsland Lakes along the Latrobe and Thomson Rivers. Flood levels have also peaked along the Mitchell, Avon, Nicholson and Tambo rivers. However, they are not expected to contribute to flooding in the Gippsland Lakes.

Hollands Landing:
No further flooding is expected in the Hollands Landing.
The McLennans Strait at Hollands Landing is currently at 0.53 metres and falling, below the minor flood level (0.7 metres).

No further flooding is expected in the Paynesville.
McMillan Strait at Paynesville is currently at 0.48 metres and steady, below the minor flood level (0.70 m).

Flood Safety Advice:
SES advises that all community members should:
Never walk, ride or drive through floodwater,
Never allow children to play in floodwater,
Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains during and after heavy rain,
Keep well clear of fallen power lines
Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks, and heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.}
Current Emergency Information is available at
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
McLennans Strait at Hollands Landing,0.53,Falling,01:41 PM TUE 05/12/23
Loch Sport Marina,0.47,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 05/12/23
McMillan Strait at Paynesville,0.48,Steady,01:15 PM TUE 05/12/23
Metung Marina,0.41,Steady,01:00 PM TUE 05/12/23

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at The latest weather forecast is available at

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