Flood

Risk Frontiers is one of Australia’s leading flood risk specialists. As well as being joint developers of the National Flood Information Database for the Insurance Council of Australia and sole developers of the Flood Exclusion Zone database, Risk Frontiers has also undertaken regional and local flood reviews for insurers.

The address-based flood information contained in these two databases provides flood information for almost 92% of Australia’s addresses and underpins our FloodAUS loss model. FloodAUS is available for licensing to enable organisations to model the potential for flood losses in their portfolio of residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

National Flood Information Database
The National Flood Information Database maps flood risk at various return periods from specific flood studies, high-resolution Digital Terrain Models and property addresses from the Geocoded National Address File.

Flood Exclusion Zone
The Flood Exclusion Zone quantifies a set of terrain metrics to characterise floodplains at the catchment level and account for hydrological processes using large, high-quality elevation, river networks and observed, empirical flood data. Utilising knowledge- and data-driven approaches we avoid the limitations of crude statistical approaches that ignore inherent catchment features and cannot provide reliable flood risk predictability for larger, heterogeneous real-world floodplains.

FloodAUS – Detailed Loss Model

Intelligently Designed. Location and Portfolio Level Intelligence.

For 25 years, Risk Frontiers has been leading the development of natural catastrophe models for the Asia-Pacific region. The latest release of FloodAUS is built upon high resolution riverine flood modelling and data to determine the return period of floodwater depth at individual addresses in Australia for over 500,000 unique simulated events.

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