Flood overlays

Flooding can affect your development plans. Where flood extents are known they are included in planning schemes as planning overlays. You can generate a planning property report free of charge for any property in Victoria which will tell you if your property has a flooding overlay. Information about zones and overlays is also available through the relevant Planning Scheme via Planning Schemes Online or by contacting your local council.


Interactive mapping is available and shows different overlays, including 1 in 100 year flood information. Visit the flood overlays page, click on the catchments tab, then the water tab to access flood information.

Flooding and planning

The implications of overlays on planning proposals are different, depending on which local government area your property is in. To understand how the overlay effects your development or planning proposal, please contact your local council.