VICTORIAN rural shires and councils are again facing a massive damage bill and months of cleaning up after the weekend floods.
Many roads in Mildura Rural City's 5000km network are still under water, after receiving almost 180mm of rain at the weekend.
The council said it was still too early to tell the extent of the damage, and many roads remain closed.
On Melbourne's southeast fringe, the Cardinia Shire has fielded 1000 reports of damage to roads and other infrastructure.
In the worst flood since 1971, up to 190mm fell at Officer, between Berwick and Pakenham, on Saturday.
Cardinia spokesman Paul Dunlop said the council was still inspecting the flood damage and expected it to be "considerable".
"It will be some time before we have a full picture of the damage," Mr Dunlop said.
While some areas were no longer critical, other places were still inundated.
"Two years ago we were thinking how lucky we were to escape the worst of Black Saturday," Mr Dunlop said.
"Now we have these floods and I think the impact will be more significant as more people will be affected than the fires."
Skipton, in the Corangamite Shire, had prepared for its third flood in five months, but the Mt Emu Creek did not burst its banks.
The creek peaked at 10pm on Sunday at 3.97m, slightly below the peak of the September floods.
Council spokesman Glen Bernoth said there was no damage to roads this time.
Creswick and Clunes in central Victoria faced its fourth flood in five months, with 12 homes inundated in Creswick.
In northwest Victoria, V/line had to close the Mildura line again after water washed out some sections of track.
Spokesman James Kelly said the damage wasn't as bad as last month and was more localised this time.
While there was a chance the Mildura line could reopen tonight, it was more likely to be closed until the weekend.
Mr Kelly said V/line was relieved the network had largely escaped further damage.
The Robinvale and Kulwin lines, which were damaged last month, are expected to remain closed for three months.