Floods in australia

This is a list of notable recorded floods that have occurred in the country of Australia.

Notable floods

Date Location Australia all over Australia State(s) Fatalities
1806 Maitland NSW
1820 Maitland NSW
1852 Gundagai NSW 89
1863 Melbourne (December) VIC 1[1]
1869 Ballarat VIC 2[2]
1891 Melbourne (July) VIC 1[3]
1893 Brisbane flood QLD 11[4][5]
1893 Maitland NSW 9
1900 Western Australian floods WA
1909 Western Victorian floods VIC 4
1913 Maitland NSW
1916 Clermont QLD 65
1923 Adelaide SA 3
1926 Southwestern Australia WA
1927 Wollombi NSW
1929 Tasmanian Floods TAS 22
1930 Maitland NSW
1931 Maitland NSW
1934 Yarra River VIC 35
1947 June 1947 Tasmanian floods TAS
1949 Maitland NSW
1950 Maitland, Gippsland, West Queensland NSW, VIC, QLD 1[6]
1951 Maitland NSW
1952 Maitland NSW
1955 Maitland flood NSW 14
1955 All southern states (August) WA, SA, VIC, NSW, TAS 2
1956 Murray River flood NSW, VIC, SA
1970 All eastern states (December) QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS 16
1971 Canberra flood ACT 7
1971 Maitland NSW
1974 Brisbane flood QLD 16
1986 Sydney NSW 6
1990 East Coast NSW 7
1996 Queensland and New South Wales NSW & QLD 4
1998 Katherine
NT, QLD 3[7]
2007 Hunter Valley/Maitland floods (June) NSW 10
2007 Gippsland Floods (June) VIC
2008 Mackay floods (February) QLD
2010 Victorian floods (Sept) VIC
2010 Queensland floods (March) QLD
2010 Carnarvon/Gascoyne (December) WA
2010-11 Queensland floods (Dec–Jan) QLD 35[8]
2011 2011 Victorian Floods (Jan) VIC 2[9][10]
2011 Gippsland (August) VIC 1[11]
2012 Eastern Australia (Feb-Mar) NSW, VIC, QLD 2[12][13]
2012 Gippsland and Melbourne (June) VIC
2013 2013 Eastern Australia Floods (Jan) QLD, NSW 6

See also


Further reading

  • Devin, L.B. and D.L. Purcell (1983) Flooding in Australia Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service ISBN 0-644-02627-8 : (Water 2000 : consultants report no. 11)(Department of Resources and Energy).

External links

  • Geosciences Australia overview fact sheets.
  • South Australian flood history.

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