Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments      

Avoid water in Stony Creek, Yarraville

Issued Friday, 26 May 2023 at 4:00 pm

There is a report of discoloured water in Stony Creek, Yarraville. EPA officers investigated. No source of pollution could be identified. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Eastern Beach water quality

Issued Monday, 30 January 2023 at 5:00 pm. Updated on Friday, 15 February 2023.

Avoid swimming in areas of Eastern beach with blackened, dead seagrass on the sand bed or floating in the water. These areas are most common near the western and eastern end of the beach, near the rock groynes.   

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 27 May 2023