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Environment Protection Authority

Contacts for water pollution

For information on Sydney beach water quality, visit the Beachwatch website or phone 1800 036 677.

Where water pollution causes or threatens material harm to the environment, a number of authorities must be notified - see duty to notify.

Members of the public wishing to report or inquire about water pollution should contact the organisation responsible for its regulation, as set out below.

Pollution type or source

Organisation responsible

Telephone

Oil spillage in ports

Between Catherine Hill Bay and Fingal Head

Newcastle Port Corporation

4929 3890 (24 hours)

Catherine Hill Bay south to Garie Beach, including Port Jackson and Sydney to Botany Bay

Sydney Ports Corporation

(02) 9296 4000 (24 hours)

Garie Beach south to the Victoria border

Port Kembla Port Corporation

(02) 4274 4571

Oil spillage in estuaries and inland waters

Fire and Rescue NSW

000

Discharge from vessels

NSW Maritime

131 256

Pollution in a marine park

Marine Parks Authority

1300 550 474

Other pollution of beaches, estuaries, tidal lakes, rivers, creeks, streams and lakes

Local councils

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

View a list of NSW councils


131 555

NSW ocean waters beyond 3 nautical mile limit

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

1800 641 792

Drinking water concerns

Sydney and Wollongong

Sydney Water

132 090 (24 hours)

Newcastle and Lower Hunter

Hunter Water Corporation

1300 657 000 (24 hours)

Broken Hill

Broken Hill Water Board

(08) 8082 5841 (24 hours)

Elsewhere in NSW

Local councils

View a list of NSW councils

Pollution in drinking water catchments

EPA

131 555

Other water pollution

Stormwater drains and channels

Local councils

Sydney Water

EPA

View a list of NSW councils

 

132 090 (24 hours)

131 555

Sewer overflows

Sydney Water

132 090 (24 hours)

Fish kills

EPA

131 555 (24 hours)

Algal blooms (marine and freshwater)

EPA

131 555 (24 hours)

Water pollution from a premises for which an environment protection licence is held (you can check whether a premises is licensed through the public register)

EPA

131 555

Water pollution from a premises operated by private industry and for which there is no environment protection licence

Local councils

View a list of NSW councils

Activities carried on by public authorities  EPA  131 555 (24 hours) 
Kosciuszko National Park  OEH  131 555 (24 hours) 


 

 

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Page last updated: 19 May 2016