Building in a flood prone area
Is my property at risk of flooding?
View our Flood prone area map showing areas prone to flooding in Cardinia Shire.
Apply for a land liable to flooding permit (Regulation 153/154)
If you are building in a flood prone area, you will need to apply for a 'Land liable to flooding' permit (previously Regulation 802) which will provide guidelines to ensure your home is better protected from flood.
$283.40 (no GST).
You can pay using the online form.
Local flood guides
For flood guides for the Cardinia Shire region go to the SES website.
Hard copies of the Pakenham and Koo Wee Rup guides are available from our Civic Centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer.
If you want to get sandbags to protect your property, contact the SES on 132 500.
Keep updated on flooding
- Bureau of Meteorology: flood watches and weather warnings
- Vic Emergency website: current and up-to date information and warnings on emergency situations within Victoria.
- Register to receive telephone-based warning information using voice message to landline telephones or text message to all mobile phones.
- 774 ABC Melbourne: emergency radio station used for major incidents.