Terms of Reference

In accordance with its terms of reference, the Review of the 2010-11 Flood Warnings and Response will examine:

  • the adequacy of flood predictions and modelling
  • the timeliness and effectiveness of warnings and public information
  • emergency services command and control arrangements   
  • the adequacy of evacuations of people most at-risk, including those in health and aged care facilities   
  • the adequacy of clean-up and recovery efforts   
  • the adequacy of service delivery by federal, state and local governments   
  • the adequacy of funding provided by state and federal governments for emergency grants.

The review is led by Mr Neil Comrie AO APM, former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police and current Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor, who holds significant expertise and understanding of the state’s emergency management arrangements.

The review findings will help guide the government’s response and planning to ensure Victoria is better equipped to deal with similarly severe flooding events in the future.

Parliamentary inquiry into flood mitigation infrastructure in Victoria
The Environment and Natural Resources Committee of Parliament will be investigating related issues, including identifying best practice and emerging technology for flood mitigation, monitoring infrastructure including river gauges, and managing levees across Victoria.

The committee will make its final report to Parliament no later than 31 May 2012.

For information on the inquiry, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or visit Parliament of Victoria - Inquiries.


Useful numbers

Police, Fire or Ambulance: Triple Zero (000)

VICSES Flood and Storm Assistance: 132 500

VICSES Flood and Storm Information Line: 1300 842 737

VicRoads Road Closures: 13 11 70