ADF continues support to flood response (Update 14 November 2022)

ADF personnel are deployed on Operation Flood Assist 22-2 as part of the Australian Government’s response to flooding in NSW and Victoria.

The ADF continues to work closely with National Emergency Management Australia in monitoring potential floods across the community.

The ADF remains postured to provide additional support to State Emergency Services should a request be received via National Emergency Management Australia.


  • As at November 14, about 30 ADF personnel are on standby to assist local authorities in the central-west region.
  • An ADF-contracted helicopter helped to relocate six people to safety in the Eugowra region on the afternoon of November 14.
  • Another ADF helicopter, which has been on hand for night search and rescue along the south coast since November 13, attempted to rescue personnel at risk of being isolated by rising waters near Orange in the early hours of November 14 but was hampered by bad weather. Emergency authorities provided support by other means during the day.
  • Eight ADF personnel assisted with sandbagging near Wodonga on November 13.

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  • The ADF remains postured to provide support as required.

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CAPTION: Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, conduct sandbagging at the Forbes NSW State Emergency Service depot. Photo by Corporal David Cotton.


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