Latest media releases and news

  1. A smoke in the park, costs in court

    A smoke in the park at Doncaster has cost a Thomastown woman more than $1,200 after she dropped a burning cigarette on the ground. The Ringwood Magistrates’ Court put the woman on a 12-month...

  2. Lemon Springs December update

    The year is coming to a close, but EPA’s clean-up of Lemon Springs continues with waste from 29 of the 32 sites removed despite significant challenges including the weather.  The...

  3. Wangaratta company told to stop odour

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has issued a notice on a South Wangaratta company involved in the food industry to take immediate action to reduce odour escaping its property and...

  4. Water quality warning for the weekend

    The forecast good weather this weekend will bring more people to Victoria’s waterways prompting Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to remind everyone that water quality is still an...

  5. Advice for flood affected home fruit and vege growers

    Backyard vege gardens hit by floodwaters are being warned to take precautions before consuming their home-grown produce. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) says fruit and vegetables that...

  6. Barwon River water quality alert

    EPA’s flood water testing program for the Barwon River shows continued presence of contamination in the water and high water volumes leading to foaming waters. EPA advises to avoid all contact...

  7. Court of Appeal upholds EPA Notice

    The Victorian Court of Appeal has today (17 Nov 2022) delivered a judgement partly relating to the definition of waste under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (Vic...

  8. Maribyrnong River floodwater update

    The latest round of Maribyrnong River floodwater testing results shows that while contaminants of potential concern (CPOC) were generally below health guidelines, bacteria levels in the water...

  9. Regional rivers floodwater testing results update

    Floodwater testing in regional Victoria indicate that levels of E.coli and other contaminants such as trace metals, volatile organic compounds, pesticides, phthalates, and per-and polyfluoroalkyl...

  10. New floodwater testing results

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria has published more results from its regional flood water testing program in conjunction with VICSES and Natural Hazards Research Australia. Indicative results...

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