Alpine Shire flood update

The following is an update regarding floods affecting the Alpine Shire.

Flood waters continue to affect numerous parts of the Alpine Shire. For full details please refer to the SES website

While the Great Alpine Road is closed between Ovens and Porepunkah, the township of Bright can still be reached via a detour through the towns of Yackandandah, Dederang and then the Tawonga Gap Road into Bright.

Exact directions on this route can be found on Council’s website.

For more information on road closures call Vic Roads on 13 11 71 or visit

For people needing help the Emergency Relief Centre at Myrtleford is located at

Myrtleford Seniors Citizens Centre
Smith Street
(03) 5752 1338

People that require support must register at the Centre.

North East Water has issued a boil water notice for Myrtleford and a precautionary boil water notice for Bright, Wandiligong and Porepunkah. For full details please visit

Myrtleford and the Wallace Drive area in the Buckland Valley have been the worst affected areas with a number of houses being inundated. At this early stage it is too early to estimate the total damage bill.

For more updates on the flood situation listen to ABC Goulburn Murray radio.

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