If you observe pollution
Note as many details of the incident as possible, including time, date, location, descriptions of the people involved, vehicles and number plates and anything else noticed.
For major pollution incidents
If the incident presents an immediate threat to human health or property, such as toxic fumes or a large chemical spill, call 000 to report it immediately to emergency services. As first responders, Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Police and the NSW Ambulance Service are responsible for controlling and containing incidents.
Report to the responsible organisation
If the incident is not an emergency, report it to the organisation responsible for regulating pollution from that activity.
- Waste & litter
- Chemical & radiation
- Motor vehicle
- Other pollution
- To report smoky vessels
- Call Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Incident Response Telephone Number 1800 627 484
- Submit an Online Marine Pollution Report (POLREP) on https://amsa-forms.nogginoca.com/public/polrep.html
- For more information about Shipping Emissions go to https://www.amsa.gov.au/
If you or your company cause pollution
Anyone engaged in an activity resulting in a pollution incident has a duty to report the incident. If you occupy land where a pollution incident occurs you must also report it. Failure to do so is an offence and carries a fine.
If you hold an environment protection licence
Call the EPA on 131 555.
If you don't hold an environment protection licence
Call your local council.