A Gippsland couple who have been cut off from their home by a landslide, have been told their road may never be fixed.
The couple from Jumbuck, in the hills south of Morwell, were in Melbourne when heavy rain caused a landslide that destroyed the only road to their property in June.
They have not been home since and they are worried about their sheep and cattle.
Paul Buckley from the Latrobe City Council says the whole side of the mountain at Jumbuk has shifted and is still moving.
"The mountain that this track goes to is still moving. So it's very dangerous for anybody to be up there," he told ABC local radio.
"[The] first advice geotechnical advice is that it would be almost, well it would be impossible, to reconstruct that access track."
Mr Buckley says the only way in is through neighbouring properties.
"It's a difficult situation. I guess the environment up there is not conducive to cooperation at this stage," he said.
"Safety is obviously the number one concern. It is a fairly sensitive [issue] and we need to work through a whole range of sensitive processes."
© ABC 2012
13:39 EST With 28mm already recorded in the rain gauge this month, Alice Springs is having its wettest May since 2004.