Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments

Avoid  water near Elwood Beach, Brighton

Issued Thursday, 17th June 2021 at 2:25 pm

EPA Officers are responding to a report about the presence of a bright green substance observed discharging from a storm water drain into the bay near Cole St, Brighton. Avoid contact with water until further notice.

Avoid  waterways impacted by Emergency Relief Structures

Issued Thursday, 10th June 2021 at 5:00 pm

Due to recent high rainfall and infiltration of stormwater into the sewerage system, diluted sewage may have discharged to Simons Creek, Yarra River, Darebin Creek, Mittagong Creek, Lilydale East Drain and Picaninny Creek via emergency relief structures. The system is designed for this to happen to ensure the sewage does not back up through the sewers and into people's properties. Avoid contact with water until further notice.

Avoid water at Queens Gardens, Bundoora

Issued Thursday, 10th June 2021 at 5:00 pm

EPA Victoria has received a report of a sewer spill near Queens Gardens, Bundoora. Avoid contact with the waterways and ponds in the area until further notice.

Avoid water at Patterson Beach

Issued Monday, 31st May 2021 at 9:50 am

Parks Victoria is undertaking dredging around Patterson River entrance over the next two weeks. Avoid contact with river or beach water if it looks discoloured. 

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 17 June 2021