More than 600 residents in north Lismore, in northern New South Wales, have begun inspecting the damage to their homes after the worst flood in more than a decade.
The Wilson River, which runs through Lismore, dropped to about 6.1m by 10am (AEST) today after peaking at 10.2m, but must recede further before many people can return home.
CNN News 2005/07/02
The bodies of an Australian couple were pulled from a swollen river Saturday after their truck was swept away by raging currents earlier this week in one of the worst floods to hit the northeast region in a decade, police said.
CNN News 2005/06/30
Rescuers searched on Thursday for a man and woman feared drowned after a swollen river swept away their truck, and 6,000 people were evacuated from their homes as torrential rain flooded communities along Australia's east coast.
BBC News 2005/06/30
East Australia hit by flooding