Wild Weather Warning for Central Victoria

January 8, 2024 10:33 am in by
Credit: Gold Central Victoria

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warns Central Victorians that heavy, locally intense rainfall is due to hit the region – with some areas due to receive up to 100 millimeters overnight. 

SES volunteer crews in Rochester, Castlemaine, Bendigo, and surrounds are gearing up for more wet weather and advise the public to stay up to date with warnings via the Vic Emergency Website or by listening to your favourite news broadcaster – Gold Central Victoria!

The Vic Emergency Map of Central Victoria (as of 10:30am 8/1/23)
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Acting CEO of the City of Greater Bendigo, Brian Westley, tells Gold Central Victoria Journalist, Tayla Oates, what council is doing to ensure the safety of local residents.

An Emergency Relief Centre has been opened at the Bendigo Showgrounds for anyone impacted by the wet weather and can no longer stay in their homes. Only impacted residents are to attend the relief centre, if it is safe to get there. If you are unable to travel, please contact the SES on 132 500 or 000 if it is an emergency.

The latest warning issued states the Campaspe River and Lake Eppalock are seeing rainfalls of over 160mm – above the November 2010 flood level! The Campaspe River is expected to reach around 6.50 metres late Monday morning and Lake Eppalock has overflowed and water levels downstream to the lake are rising.

Residents have been asked to move to higher ground, if possible. The situation is being monitored and warnings will be updated.