Volume 23 Issue 4, 2008

Flood risk management in Australia

The National Flood Risk Advisory Group

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


This paper introduces the work of the National Flood Risk Advisory Group in providing advice and guidance on the management of flood risk in Australia, in particular its work on the development of a set of national guidelines. The guidelines are included as an appendix and they highlight that communities utilise the support and cooperation of departments and agencies across all levels of government to effectively access the broad range of skills and the funding essential to implement flood risk management solutions. The paper discusses the more important flood risk considerations embodied in the guidelines.