Floods and storms

A range of support measures is available for flood and storm affected farmers.

For any urgent animal welfare needs, please contact 136 186.

Agriculture Victoria is working with Victorian farmers and industry to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters, including floods and storms.  This includes delivering information and supporting events to manage the recovery process on topics such as:

  • grazing, cropping and pasture management
  • irrigation and horticulture system rehabilitation
  • soil erosion management
  • land management
  • animal health and nutrition
  • whole farm planning
  • water quality
  • weed management.

For information about upcoming recovery events and field days, visit our Events page.

Farmers seeking assistance or advice are encouraged to phone the Agriculture Recovery team on 0427 694 185 or email recovery@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Farmers and service providers are encouraged to subscribe to the Flood Recovery digital newsletter where events and support information is published.

Flood Recovery Hotline: Victorians affected by the floods and storms can call 1800 560 760 for help with navigating support and mental health and wellbeing. Press 9 for an interpreter.

The recovery hotline is open from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 6 pm on weekends.

For more information visit vic.gov.au/2022-flood-recovery.