Flooded Vic towns spared from heavy rain

Helen Velissaris and Angus Livingston
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Rain builds in Victorian flooded towns

Heavy rain is building in Victorian flood-affected towns, with residents tracking water levels.

Floodwaters are stable in Victoria's soaked northwest, after heavy rain bypassed affected areas.

The Avoca and the Wimmera rivers are still at major flood levels and have been at those levels for more than a week, but residents living in towns along the banks didn't get much rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Charlton near the Avoca, which was affected by flooding last week, only received 1mm of rain, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Emergency crews on stand-by were thankful nothing was added to the swollen rivers, with levels remaining steady.

"What we haven't seen is those river levels coming up to the extent might have happened," SES spokesman Marc Dorey told AAP.

"They're not drying up but we're not seeing a big flush coming through either because we haven't had that additional rainfall."

The SES has received almost 1500 calls for help since September 9 but says numbers have quietened down from the peak of the floods.

Only 20 calls for help were made in the past 24 hours.

The rain band is now moving east, and no further heavy rain is expected for a while, the bureau says.

"There's a bit of calm at the moment, with the next front expected through Saturday and Sunday and it's not looking anywhere near as wet as the last couple of events," senior forecaster Keris Arndt said.

The threat of more landslides along the Great Ocean Road is still being monitored.

Parts of the road between Cumberland River and Wye River remain closed.

More than 190 roads are closed around the state while 25 local government areas have been impacted by floodwater in the past 11 days.

There have been 21 people rescued from floodwaters and a farmer died after his vehicle was swept into a dam.