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Maps on this page have been generated from Coastal Risk Australia's site which uses Google Earth Engine and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report scenarios for sea level rise this century.

Maps show inundation levels at the highest tides based on a 0.74 metre sea level rise.

In the Fifth IPCC Assessment Report (2013/14) this was regarded as a high end scenario for 2100. More recent studies indicate that this level may be reached substantially before 2100, and that 2100 sea level rise may reach more like 2 metres, with far worse impacts accordingly. The Coastal Risk Australia website also allows you to model up to 2 metres sea level rise. 

Maps on this page are grouped by Federal electorate.

These maps make (very painfully) clear some of what Australia has to lose from sea level rise, and how important it is both to take serious action to minimise the amount of human-caused climate change, and to take seriously the need to adapt to the climate change we are unable to avoid. 

If you need a larger version of any image just go to Coastal Risk Australia and type the location in the search box.

Note the disclaimers on the site: these are predictions; reality may very well prove even worse without rapid climate action in Australia and internationally.

Our own disclaimers: Images belong to Google and to Coastal Risk Australia. Please do advise of any possible errors, including where the maps need some interpretation. (For example, some maps on Coastal Risk Australia's site show blue across elevated railways or roads where local knowledge fairly clearly indicates this refers only to the land underneath; let us know if in error we may have included any infrastructure in this category as flooded).

Corangamite | Corio | Dunkley | Gellibrand | Gippsland | Isaacs | Flinders | McMillan | Melbourne |Melbourne Ports | Wannon

Corangamite

 Sea level rise of 0.74 metres would bring flooding at high tides to the Great Ocean Road at several locations, including Apollo Bay:

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 Kennet River

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Airey's Inlet

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near Lorne:

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and at Torquay:

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Torquay airport would also experience flooding at high tides with 0.74 metres sea level rise: 

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0.74 metres sea level rise would mean flooding at high tides of properties and streets at Barwon Heads:

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and at Ocean Grove:

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There would also be flooding at high tides at Queenscliff:

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and Port Lonsdale:

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as well as at Anglesea

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Corio

In East Geelong 0.74 metres sea level rise would mean flooding at high tides for some properties and streets:

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and significant flooding at Port Henry:

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Coastal Risk Australia's maps also indicate flooding of the Princes Freeway with 0.74 metres sea level rise at high tides at Avalon:

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Dunkley

0.74 metres sea level rise would mean flooding at high tides for some streets and properties in Kananook: 

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and Seaford:

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Flinders

0.74 metres sea level rise would bring significant flooding at high tides to Cowes on Phillip Island:

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In Sorrento 0.74 metres sea level rise would not appear to bring flooding of many properties but would bring flooding at high tides for some streets and reserves:

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Tooradin would experience substantial flooding at high tides:

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including flooding of the South Gippsland Highway:

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Gellibrand

0.74 metres sea level rise would bring flooding at high tides to foreshores in Williamstown:

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as well as small areas of Williamstown North

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with more extensive flooding in Seaholme affecting streets, properties and the railway line:

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and some flooding at Altona:

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Coastal Risk Australia maps also indicate a possible small area of flooding at high tides with 0.74 metres sea level rise of the rail line at Yarraville:

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Gippsland

At Lakes Entrance 0.74 metres sea level rise would mean substantial flooding at high tides for local streets and properties, and also for the Princes Highway: 

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There would also be flooding of streets and properties in adjoining Cunninghame:

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0.74 metres sea level rise would also mean flooding at high tides affecting access to the south from Sale:

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as well as affecting some properties in Golden Beach and the Longford - Golden Beach Road:

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and affecting access from Orbost to Marlo and Orbost Aerodrome:

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and also affecting access to Mallacoota airport: 

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Isaacs

0.74 metres sea level rise would mean flooding at high tides in Aspendale:

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Edithvale:

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Chelsea

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and Bonbeach

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McMillan

At Inverloch 0.74 metres sea level rise would mean flooding some local street and properties at high tides:

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There would also be flooding of the Inverloch - Venus Bay Road:

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Melbourne

At 0.74 metres sea level rise, blue representing flooding at high tides starts to appear on Flemington Racecourse: 

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There would also be flooding at high tides of streets and properties in Kensington including on Dynon Road, Flemington Road and Hobsons Road:

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Dynon Road and also rail lines would also experience flooding at North Melbourne:

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There would also be flooding at high tides in Docklands:

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Melbourne Ports

0.74 metres sea level rise would bring flooding at high tides to Southbank properties and streets. (The blue indicates flooding under the M1, but on the Kingsway.)

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There would also be significant flooding at high tides at South Wharf:

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There would also be flooding at Elwood:

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Wannon

At Port Fairy 0.74 metres sea level rise would bring flooding at high tides to a number of local streets and properties:

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