FloodSmart Parramatta is a new service for the Upper Parramatta River within the City of Parramatta local government area. It aims to provide communities, individuals and business owners with vital information to understand flood risk in your area. Knowing if you are at risk, how to prepare and what to do in a flood will help keep the community safe.
The City of Parramatta is prone to flash floods and FloodSmart Parramatta has been created to help protect homes and businesses that could be affected in a flood. Flash flooding is flooding that occurs very quickly and can lead to rapid rises in water level. Large floods are rare, but even small floods can cause damage and disruption.
Flood warnings for Upper Parramatta River
When flood warnings are issued they will appear on this page. If there are 0 flood warnings, it means there are currently no flood warnings in force.
We can’t stop floods happening, but we can work together to make sure everyone stays safe.
FloodSmart Parramatta is provided by City of Parramatta in partnership with NSW State Emergency Service, Bureau of Meteorology, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and Sydney Water. The service uses technology developed by consultants Royal HaskoningDHV and Nelen & Schuurmans.
The following information has been provided to help you prepare for flooding.
Know your flood risk
Knowing if you are at risk of flooding is the first step you can take to protect your home or business. If you live in the Upper Parramatta River area you can enter your address to find out if your property is in a risk area. Other areas will become available in the near future.
See the Know your flood risk page to check it out.
Flood warning service
FloodSmart Parramatta offers a free flood warning service for the Upper Parramatta River, designed to provide you with messages for your local area before it floods. Other areas will become available in the near future.
See the Flood warning service page to sign up and learn more.
Share Your Flood Experiences
We are currently updating the Council adopted flood modelling as part of our commitment to the NSW Flood Prone Land Policy and Floodplain Development Manual (2005). To do this we need your help to make sure it is as accurate as possible.
We want to hear from you if you have experienced flooding in Parramatta, or if you experience flooding in the future. Complete the survey and add your pictures so that we can continue to improve our warning service and flood modelling. For more information, see the Share your flood experiences page.
Be prepared for a flood
What would you do if your home or business flooded? FloodSmart Parramatta can show you some simple things to do now to prepare.
See the Be prepared for a flood page to learn more.
Check your river and rainfall gauge levels
FloodSmart Parramatta provides you with up to date river and rainfall levels in the Upper Parramatta River area. Next time it rains you can check how much rain fell and what this means for the rivers and creeks near you.
See the Check your river and rain gauge levels page to check it out.
Developing in the flood plain
If you are developing a property which is on flood prone land, find out what this means for you and how to get more information. You can apply for a detailed flood enquiry application by going to our Developing in the floodplain page.
Floodplain risk management
The NSW Floodplain Development Manual and the Flood Prone Land Policy guide local government in managing flood risk in their communities. To find out more about City of Parramatta’s floodplain management plans, see the Floodplain risk management page.
Frequently Asked Questions About Flooding
For answers to many of your flood related questions, see the Frequently asked questions page.