• EPA drone in flight in front of trees. EPA drones take to the sky Surveillance drones help EPA officers detect illegal dumping and polluting. Find out more
  • Beach Report Water quality in Port Phillip Bay Our new SMS service provides notifications when a 'POOR' water quality forecast is issued. Subscribe
  • Tonne of bricks Manage your waste responsibly If you're caught dumping illegally, we'll come down on you like a tonne of bricks FIND OUT MORE

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Environmental monitoring

  • 7 Dec 2016 Melbourne street lamps turned into air monitors Street lamps could one day become Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) air monitoring stations – that’s the vision of a trial currently underway in Melbourne.
  • 6 Dec 2016 Illegal dumpers beware as EPA now has eyes in the sky Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has launched an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Program to capture video evidence of illegal dumping and polluting.
  • 5 Dec 2016 Court upholds fine for throwing away cigarette A court has upheld Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA) decision to fine a Ferntree Gully man for throwing a cigarette butt out his car window.
  • 2 Dec 2016 Beach Report kicks off with SMS alerts Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will be out in Port Phillip Bay again this summer monitoring water quality at 36 beaches and four popular Yarra River locations in Kew, Warrandyte, Healesville and Launching Place.

Page last updated on 6 Dec 2016