The HEPEX community had its seventh International Workshop in Melbourne in February. The theme was “Breaking the barriers” with the idea of identifying challenges in research and practice regarding hydrometeorological ensemble forecasting. There were many presentations which related to EFAS, where aspects of the seasonal outlooks, flash floods and developments on the sub-seasonal scale where presented by members of the EFAS computational centre. For a full report from the workshop, please see full report here.