This information is only a guide and has not been verified. No liability is accepted for any damage, loss or injury caused by errors or omissions in this information or for any action taken by any person in reliance upon it. Every Flood is Different and may produce different results than have been seen in past flooding events.

The SES has provided a Local Flood Guide for the Township of Tallygaroopna. It can be found here: Tallygaroopna Local Flood Guide

The information contained in this document as well as the Greater Shepparton Municipal Flood Emergency Plan have been used to provide the information on this page. Recommendations from the Tallygaroopna Flood Scoping Study 2024 have been added to provide more up to date information.

Flood Risk in Tallygaroopna

A number of waterways flow around the township being

When the Broken River is in flood, floodwater heads east to the East Goulburn Main Channel and then north West towards Tallygaroopna where the flood waters then meet the local creeks.

In 2012 rainfall in excess of 300mm bought flash flooding to Tallygaroopna as the water moved into the river systems.

In the second worst flood (1993) no houses received above floor flooding and was caused by slow moving flood water from the broken River

The worse flood (2012) 5 houses were subject to above floor flooding and was caused by 300mm of rain over 3 days.  (https://shaping.greatershepparton.com.au/download_file/647/704)

Roads Subject to Flooding

The following roads are known to be effected by floodwater

During a flood more than the listed roads may be inundated, this is to be used only as a guide.

5.51 Meters at the Benalla Gauge the following may happen

All Roads are subject to inundations during a flash flood event, do not drive though flood water, car's can float in as little as 15cm of water and damage to the road may not be visible along with manhole and drain covers being dislodged.

Flood gauges

The two Gauges relevant to Tallygaroopna are;

The following river heights at the Broken River Gauge in Benalla have caused flooding in Tallygaroopna

Water Flow time

During a Riverine Flood historical data suggest the approximate flow rates are as stated below.

Benalla Gauge - Gowangardie Weir : ~29 Hours

Gowangardie Weir - New Dookie Road : ~12 Hours

New Dookie Road - Congupna East Road: ~1 Day

Congupna East Road - Katamatite Road: ~1 Day

Katamatite Road - Tallygaroopna: ~1 Day

1993 Flood Gowangardie Weir - Tallygaroopna: 2.5 days

Google - March 2023

Sandbagging locations

If deemed necessary by Incident Control Centre (not Shepparton Search & Rescue), a sandbagging location will be setup. The most likely location is the car park next to the Tallygaroopna CFA Building.

Rainfall levels and flooding 

History can show us what the following rainfalls can cause the township of Tallygaroopna. It is however not flawless as it depends on a number of factors including how wet the ground is and how quickly the rain fell.

75 millimetres

125 millimetres

150 millimetres

200 millimetres +