Climate Change

The climate in the West Gippsland region, like much of Australia is variable, this means that some periods are cooler and wetter than average (as was the case in the 1970s), while others are hotter and drier (such as during the Millennium Drought). However, due to climate change, the long-term average is changing. The future climate will be different from that in the past.

The West Gippsland Regional NRM Climate Change Strategy was developed in 2015 in collaboration with partners and remains a relevant guide for climate action in the region.

Since the Strategy was developed there have been improvements to modelling and climate projections. Local-scale projections data for Victoria are now available out to the 2090s via Victoria’s future climate tool.