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Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) is committed to promoting appropriate development within floodplain areas, and helping reduce the risks of flooding to life and property.

Our Members include over 120 councils, catchment management authorities, businesses, and professionals involved in all aspects of urban and rural floodplain risk management.

We represent our Members’ interests at State and Commonwealth government levels, promote public awareness of flood issues, and provide professional development for floodplain managers.

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Latest News:

Media Release: Australia Needs to be Better Prepared for Floods

25 August 2015 The severe weather conditions in the Kiama area today are another reminder that dangerous flooding occurs in many different ways and at any time. Floodplain Management Australia President Ian Dinham said “Apart from the risk to life, flooding causes enormous damage to properties and Australia faces the prospect of increasing costs into… Continue reading “Media Release: Australia Needs to be Better Prepared for Floods”

FMA Goes National

Australia’s leading network of flood professionals, the Floodplain Management Association, has officially changed its name to Floodplain Management Australia (FMA). Speaking at its Quarterly Meeting in Sydney on 20 August, FMA President Ian Dinham said, “Our association has been representing Members’ interests and promoting public awareness of flood issues since 1961, and a lot has… Continue reading “FMA Goes National”

FMA Submission on Revised Draft Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy

The Victorian Government has prepared a Revised Draft Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy and invited the FMA to provide comment. The FMA commends the Victorian Government’s preparation of this document, which provides a comprehensive platform for improved flood risk management. The FMA’s submission, however, suggests that more consideration could be given to floods of greater than… Continue reading “FMA Submission on Revised Draft Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy”