Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments   


Maintenance dredging at Werribee River entrance (Werribee South jetty)

Issued 6th September 2022 at 1:00 pm. Updated 20th September 2022 at 1:30 pm.

Parks Victoria will soon commence maintenance dredging around the entrance of Werribee River, near Werribee South jetty. Dredging is expected to commence on the 15th September and will continue for 3 to 6 weeks (weather dependent). Sand disposal will provide sand to adjacent beaches north of the river entrance. Dredging may cause discoloured or odourous water. Avoid use of the beach during this time.

PFAS risk assessment on fish in Maribyrnong River

Issued Tuesday, 7th May 2019 at 2:00 pm

EPA has conducted a risk assessment on levels of PFAS in fish caught from the Maribyrnong River. As a result EPA recommends anglers don’t consume fish caught from the Maribyrnong River upstream of Solomons Ford in Avondale Heights to Deep Creek at Bulla, and within all of Arundel Creek. 

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Reviewed 26 September 2022