Community Newsletter Wednesday 26 October

Council Update: Wednesday, 26 October 2022Hume Region Community Update letter brings information about the current situation about rivers and flood levels in Northern Victoria, Shepparton in particular. Information about donations, hardship payments, translation assistance at relief centres and finding help for mental stress, family and domestic violence situations is also given.

Current Situation

Goulburn Valley Water is aware of an issue in Lenne St, Mooroopna.

Toolamba rd is temporarily closed to allow for water pumping. (portable toilets are available at Stanley street & 73 hall street.)

Pumping operations in Mooroopna are expected to be completed in the next three days

Properties Impacted

In the Goulburn-Broken Catchment, more than 1,600 properties have been assessed and around 800 of those properties have been impacted by flooding

Emergency agency crews continue to assist residents with relocations, flooding impacts, pumping water as well community welfare checks and information

More rain is forecast for today and emergency services are urging the community to remain informed.

Flood Levels

Flood waters are continuing to stay high within Barmah and lower Moira Communities

Many trees are falling due to the wet ground. Never park your vehicle or shelter under trees during storms.

Current warnings

Major flooding is occurring at Echuca, Moama, Torrumbarry and Barham.

Moderate Flood Warning for the Goulburn River

For full information and warnings go to, download the Vic Emergency App or call VicEmergency Hotline – free call 1800 226 226.

Community meetings:

Joint Agencies working on future meetings and locations


Please only donate non-perishable food. No prepared cooked food. Furniture, toys and clothing items are to be donated to charity shops. For Donations to Relief Centres, please to go Greater Shepparton – How you can help

Multicultural Communities

Ethnic Council have staff at Relief Centre in Shepparton. Translation assistance is available on site.

Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450 (free call). Ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.

National Relay Service 1800 555 677 (free call) Ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline. Should you remain isolated or cut off and require food or medical supplies please call SES 132 500 Refer to the SES website for information on flood preparedness

Returning Home After A Flood

For local guidance and translation on going home after a flood, see Ethnic Council of Shepparton guidance

Translated guidance is also available to help with returning home after a flood

For information on actions to take when returning home from a flood and other relief information visit

Relief and Recovery Centre Locations

Shepparton Show grounds (Relief Centre) Cnr of Benalla Rd and Thomson St Shepparton

Tatura Ballantyne Centre, 9-19 Hastie Rd, Tatura

(May be closing overnight from Wed 26 October 2022)

Nathalia Community Centre 42 Robertson St, Nathalia

Disaster relief payments

Personal Hardship Support – visit

Phone: 1300 457 170 between 8am-5pm

Health, Mental Health and Family Violence

Wellways Shepparton offer free wellbeing assistance. For help, call 5822 8600 or 1300 375 330

Nurse-on-Call on 1300 60 60 24 registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in Victoria.

It is normal to have strong emotional or physical reactions following a distressing event. There is always help available through: Your doctor or local mental health professionals

Lifeline – 131 114

Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636

MensLine – 1300 789 978

Kid’s Help Line – 1800 55 1800

Download this Community Newsletter for Wednesday 26 October 2022





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