Flooding across Australia can have significant consequences for infrastructure, people and communities. CSIRO conducts research on causes of flooding, their impact and how to prepare or respond.
Floods are part of Australia's natural ecology, although floods can cause significant damage to infrastructure and loss of life. Climate change may result in more sever flooding.
Flood damage advisor
General advice on identifying some of the most common problems associated with buildings following a flood event.
Flood damage to floors
Identifying problem areas of flood-damaged floors including decay of joists, lifting floor lino or tiles, springy floor boards, sub-floor moisture, and poor glues, tiles or backing.
Flood damage to walls
Identifying problem areas of flood-damaged walls such as plasterboard with cracks, mould, blistering or flaking paint, trapped mud, moist material or moisture, differential pressure or lack of ventilation.
This page provides information about the impacts of the flooding on agriculture and bushland, including soils, production, supply, farm infrastructure and livelihoods.