You can find information on the latest emergency warnings via:
- SES website at www.ses.vic.gov.au/warnings or on Facebook www.facebook.com/vicses or via Twitter on twitter.com/vicsesnews
- Vic Emergency App or visit emergency.vic.gov.au
For weather warnings and forecasts visit www.bom.gov.au
For road closures visit alerts.vicroads.vic.gov.au
The Latrobe City Council Call Centre will be open on Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June to assist those impacted by the flood and storm events.
The team can be contacted on 1300 367 700 and have been busy assisting individuals with commencing the recovery referral process.
You can also contact us on the designated email - email@example.com
The meeting recordings are available on Latrobe City Council YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/c/LatrobeCityCouncilVic).
The Yinnar Information Centre will move from Memorial Hall to Yinnar RSL, effective from Saturday 19 June, and open daily 10am to 3pm.
- Council officers will be able to register people in the crisisworks system and refer them for assistance.
- This isn’t a relief centre, it is a place to seek information, register and receive referrals to relevant services.
Council staff will be on hand at the Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium, Garibaldi street, Traralgon from 10am to 5pm to assist in connecting community members with a range of services and explain hardship payments that are currently available.
If you can’t make it into the Recovery Centre, there are a number of ways you can reach out for support, over the phone or via email.
Flood and Storm clean-up information
Learn more about missing bins, transfer station hours, waived disposal fees, disposing of spoiled food.
Residents of flood-effected properties can take damaged property and waste to a Latrobe City Council Transfer station for free by providing their name, address and drivers licence details or case number.
Hard Waste Collection Service for Traralgon flood impacted properties
Community members who have been impacted by the recent flood event in the Traralgon area can place items that are flood damaged on their nature strip for a Hard Waste collection at no charge.
- Call the SES on 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood and storm emergency
- Centrelink (Information on payments and services) 132 850
- DPI - Department of Primary Industry (For agricultural and farming enquiries) 136 186
- DHS - Department of Human Services (For community and housing services) 1300 650 172
- Salvation Army (Food / Clothing) 137 258
- Vic Roads (Traffic Hazards) 131 170
- Gippsland Crisis Line (Personal support - 24hr service) 1800 629 572
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue 1800 512 348
- Kids Helpline Official 1800 55 1800
We have been overwhelmed by those who have reached out offering support, demonstrating both care and compassion for those who have been affected by the floods. While we love seeing your generosity, Latrobe City Council is unable to accept donations of any sort, monetary, food or hard goods.
To donate funds visit: www.gerf.org.au/donate
To donate goods visit www.givit.org.au
To assist members of our community, who remain impacted by power outages, there are several venues open for those who wish to access shower facilities.
We ask that you call the venues before heading in for a hot shower!
- Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre
- Latrobe Leisure Morwell
- Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough
- Latrobe Leisure Churchill
Supplies including towels and toiletries are available to those who may require them. Please ask our friendly staff at the venue's reception.
All facilities will be following COVID Safe requirements to keep us all as safe as possible.
We’re asking customers in Moe, Newborough, Yallourn North, Trafalgar, Yarragon, Darnum, Maffra, Stratford, Boisdale, Mirboo North, Morwell, Traralgon and Tyers to consider putting off any non-essential water use today.
The recent storms have stirred up some of our raw water supplies and a number of our water treatment plants are working harder than usual.
While the water coming to your taps is safe to drink, we’re asking for customers to help reduce load on the plants, if you can.
We’d also appreciate you keeping your eyes open for any water leaks or bursts around your towns and if you see any, please call our Faults & Emergencies line on 1800 057 057.
English and translated flood factsheets (printable)
For translated information in over 20 languages visit our Health Translation website.
- After a flood: animal and insect related hazards
- After a flood: mould and your health
- After a flood: returning home safely
- Food safetly and power outages
- Power outages: using alternative fuel and electricity generation safely
EnergySafe - Your guide to power outages