Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments

Avoid contact with water at Tanti Creek and Mills Beach, Mornington 

Issued Sunday, 19th May 2024 at 5:00 pm

A sewage spill has affected Tanti Creek and Mills Beach in Mornington. A clean-up is being conducted. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Black Rock Beach, Black Rock

Issued Thursday, 16th May 2024 at 5:30 pm

EPA officers are investigating discoloured water at Black Rock Beach near Ellis Rock. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Stony Creek, Yarraville

Issued Thursday, 16th May 2024 at 5:30 pm

EPA officers are investigating discoloured water in Stony Creek near Cruickshank Park, Yarraville. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Dry Creek, Greensborough

Issued Thursday, 16th May 2024 at 3:00 pm

EPA officers are investigating water with a chlorine odour in Dry Creek, Greensborough. The affected location is nearby to Palpera Terrace. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Locksley Road Main Drain, Ivanhoe East

Issued Thursday, 16th May 2024 at 3:00 pm

EPA officers are investigating an oil spill in Locksley Road Main Drain, Ivanhoe East. The affected location is nearby to Locksley Road. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Maintenance dredging at Werribee River mouth

Issued Wednesday, 15th May 2024 at 2:00 pm

Parks Victoria maintenance dredging at Werribee River mouth will start on 15 May 2024 and continue for 2-3 weeks. Sand will be deposited on the north east side of O’Connors Road drain that intersects Werribee South Beach. Avoid contact with the water if dredging activity is observed. 

Avoid contact with water at Dandenong Creek, Bayswater

Issued Monday, 13th May 2024 at 3:30 pm

EPA officers are investigating discoloured water in Dandenong Creek, Bayswater. The affected location is nearby to Marie Wallace Bayswater Park. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Eumemmerring Creek, Dandenong South

Issued Monday, 13th May 2024 at 3:30 pm

EPA officers are investigating discoloured water in Eumemmerring Creek, Dandenong South. The affected location is nearby to Nicholas Drive. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Cherry Creek, Laverton North

Issued Thursday 9th May at 2:00 pm

EPA and Melbourne Water Officers have investigated a chemical spill at Agosta Drive, Laverton North. The spill has affected Cherry Creek near Pipe Road, Laverton North. A clean-up is underway. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Werribee River, Hopetoun

Issued Monday, 6th May 2024 at 4:00 pm

Please be advised that a blue-green algal bloom has been confirmed in the Werribee River at Hopetoun Park. As a bloom has been confirmed, a weekly water quality testing regime will be implemented by Melbourne Water to monitor algae levels until it has cleared. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Salt Creek, Rosanna Parklands, Macleod

Issued Monday, 6th May 2024 at 1:30 pm

EPA officers are investigating Green Algae in Salt Creek, Macleod at Rosanna Parklands. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid contact with water at Launching Place, Yarra River

Issued Friday, 9th February 2024 at 10:20 am

EPA testing has confirmed unacceptable water quality at the Launching Place Yarra Watch site (Don Road Bridge, Launching Place). The exact location of poor water quality can be found by zooming in on the Launching Place pin on the Yarra Watch webpage map. Avoid swimming until further notice by EPA Victoria.

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 19 May 2024