A four-year-old boy is among three people killed by falling trees after wild weather lashed Victoria.
The boy was hit by a fallen tree in Blackburn South about 6pm and was taken to the Royal Children's Hospital in a critical condition.
He later died in hospital.
The other two people were killed in separate incidents.
A 36-year-old woman also died after a tree hit the ute she was a passenger in along the Maroondah Highway in Fernshaw around 7pm.
It is believed a utility was travelling along the Maroondah Highway when it was struck by a falling tree.
The 24-year-old male driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
In another incident, a 59-year-old man died after a tree fell on his car as he was leaving a shopping centre in Belgrave.
Police are preparing coroner's reports for all three incidents.
Emergency services received more than 1000 calls for help during the wild storms, after a severe weather warning forecast wind gusts of up to 158 kilometres per hour.
Australian Associated Press