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Victorian floods 2011

One year on

Flooding across Western Victoria in early 2011 affected more than 3,300 properties and 97 towns. By early December 2011, Red Cross volunteers had supported more than 3,600 people in affected areas. A year later we're still there, providing personal support and practical resources.

Looking up through tough times

Just weeks after Paul and Sharon Battle exchanged their city shoes for gumboots and moved to a farm in northern Victoria, their region became submerged for nearly two months in the Victorian floods. Meet Paul and Sharon.

Peace of mind

John and Christine Bartlett's home in western Victoria was subjected to flooding a year ago. They were forced from their beloved property and are very grateful to Red Cross for providing personal support. Read John and Christine's story.

The Red Cross response

Red Cross is working closely with local governments, recovery agencies and the State Government to support communities as they recover, providing personal support and practical resources across the affected areas. Read more.


Photos: Australian Red Cross/Rodney Dekker

Seeds of change


Carol and Ward Beecher's home and businesses were devastated by the floods. Read their story.