Check your property’s flood risk online using the Flood Report Tool, and scroll down to read more about upcoming events and how to Get Ready in 5 simple steps.
Lake Macquarie City Council's free Flood Report Tool provides information about the flood hazard for a specified property (lot) in Lake Macquarie City. This information may be useful when assessing risk for building or planning, or for providing evidence to help reduce insurance premiums.
The summary provides details of the possible effects on the specified property from flooding, tidal inundation and predicted sea level rises. Information is only available where Council has undertaken a detailed Flood Study and/or Floodplain Risk Management Plan.
If your property covers more than one lot, you will need to check each lot individually. The highest flood level on any of the subject lots applies.
For detailed, survey-verified flood and floor level information you can apply for a Flood Certificate or Flood/Tidal Inundation Certificate(PDF, 63KB). A fee applies for this service. A Flood Certificate or Flood/Tidal Inundation Certificate provides flood and tidal risk information for a parcel of land affected by Lake Macquarie waterway flooding and sea level rise. It includes Council’s Flood Planning Level requirements, as well as detailed field survey results showing relative levels of the existing buildings and land.
Access the Flood Report Tool
Due to the changing circumstances with COVID, the Mount Hutton, Cardiff, Toronto and Belmont flood pop-up information sessions will be postponed to future dates.
Get Flood ready in 5 simple steps
- Know your risk:
Think about the area you live in and how floods can impact you.
- Check your property’s flood risk using the Flood Report Tool above.
- Visit the NSW SES website.
- Talk with neighbours and people who have been in the area for a while.
- Look at historical flood photos on the Lake Mac History website.
- Plan now for what you will do:
Sit down and talk with your family and plan for what you will do if a flood affects your area.
- Get your home ready:
Prepare your home by doing general home maintenance and checking your insurance.
- Find out more about preparing your home for a flood at the NSW SES website.
- Be aware:
Find out how to prepare and what to do if there is a flood in your area.
- Look out for each other:
Share information with your family, friends, neighbours and those who may need assistance.
- Talk about your plans with family, friends and neighbours before a flood happens.
- Identify people that you know who may need help during a flood.
Need more information?
Contact Council's Sustainability Engagement Team on 4921 0333.