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Flooding in Newcastle in 2007
Queensland 2010-2011 floods

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

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Notable floodsEdit

Date Location Australia all over Australia State(s) Fatalities Notes
1806 Maitland NSW 4 [citation needed]
1820 Maitland NSW
1852 Gundagai NSW 89 [citation needed]
December 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 [citation needed]
1900 Western Australian floods WA
1909 Western Victorian floods VIC 4 [citation needed]
1913 Maitland NSW 2,760 [citation needed]
1916 Clermont QLD 65 [citation needed]
1923 Adelaide SA 3 [citation needed]
1926 Southwestern Australia WA
1927 Wollombi NSW
1929 Tasmanian Floods TAS 22 [citation needed]
1930 Maitland NSW
1931 Maitland NSW
1934 Yarra River VIC 35 [citation needed]
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 [citation needed]
1955 All southern states (August) WA, SA, VIC, NSW, TAS 2 [citation needed]
1956 Murray River flood NSW, VIC, SA
1970 All eastern states (December) QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS 16 [citation needed]
1971 Canberra flood ACT 7 [citation needed]
1971 Maitland NSW
1974 Brisbane flood QLD 16 [citation needed]
1986 Sydney NSW 6 [citation needed]
1990 East Coast NSW 7 [citation needed]
1996 Queensland and New South Wales NSW & QLD 4 [citation needed]
1998 Katherine
Townsville
NT, QLD 3 [7]
June 2007 Hunter Valley/Maitland floods NSW 10 [citation needed]
June 2007 Gippsland Floods VIC
February 2008 Mackay floods QLD
September 2010 Victorian floods (Sept) VIC
March 2010 Queensland floods (March) QLD
December 2010 Carnarvon/Gascoyne (December) WA
November 2010 – January 2011 Queensland floods (Dec – Jan) QLD 35 [8]
January 2011 2011 Victorian Floods (Jan) VIC 2 [9][10]
August 2011 Gippsland (August) VIC 1 [11]
February – March 2012 Eastern Australia (Feb – Mar) NSW, VIC, QLD 3 [12][13][14]
March 2012 Gippsland and Koowerup VIC 0 [citation needed]
January – February 2013 2013 Eastern Australia Floods (Jan) QLD, NSW 6 [citation needed]
April 2015 2015 Hunter Valley/Central Coast/Sydney Floods NSW 8 [15]
May 2015 South – East Queensland Flash Floods QLD 5 [16]
June 2016 Tasmanian Floods TAS 3 [17]
September 2016 Central West and Riverina Floods NSW 1 [18]
February 2017 Western Australian Floods WA 2 [19]
Late March 2017 Eastern Australian Floods caused by Cyclone Debbie Southern Queensland, Northern NSW (As of 8 April 2017) 12 [20]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Argus. 28 December 1863
  2. ^ The Great Flood of Ballarat. pg 6. The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser. 23 October 1869
  3. ^ The Floods in Australia: Heavy Losses Revealed. Launceston Examiner. 18 July 1891
  4. ^ Whitaker (2005), 30.
  5. ^ Kenny (n.d.).
  6. ^ pg 1. The West Australian. Thursday 6 April 1950
  7. ^ "Tropical Cyclone Les", Bureau of Meteorology
  8. ^ "Death toll from Queensland Floods". Queensland Police Service. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Missing boy's body found". ABC News. Australia. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Victoria flash floods claim first victim". ninemsn.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  11. ^ Heard, Hamish; O'Connell, Brigid (13 August 2011). "Gippsland farmer dies in floodwaters in bid to save cattle". Sunday Herald-Sun. Melbourne. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  13. ^ "Two dead in flood crisis gripping parts of Victoria, NSW and Queensland". Herald-Sun. AAP. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Australian flood clean-up begins". Radio Australia. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Storm leaves eight dead". Daily Mail. London. 21 April 2015. 
  16. ^ Sandeman, George (2 May 2015). "Five die in Queensland floods after downpours in Caboolture". The Guardian. Australia. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Four missing as floods devastate Tasmania; NSW mops up". ABC News. Australia. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Body found near Forbes identified as missing Burcher man Robert Linnane". ABC News. Australia. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  19. ^ Morrison, Lisa. "WA floods: Second man's body recovered as receding waters reveal extent of damage". ABC. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  20. ^ "Cyclone Debbie: Floods in NSW and Queensland claim more lives". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

Further readingEdit

  • 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).

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