How EPA monitors water quality
EPA monitors water quality at locations across Victoria. Includes Beach Report, Yarra Watch and Report Card.
EPA monitors marine and freshwater quality at locations across Victoria.
The marine monitoring program aims to:
We monitor marine water quality through:
We urge you to check the Beach Report before swimming.
You can also sign up for a free SMS service. You’ll get a text when the water at a beach near you is forecast to have poor quality.
Water quality forecasts are also on our Twitter feed. Follow @EPA_Victoria.
The freshwater monitoring program aims to:
We monitor freshwater quality through:
EPA will partner with Melbourne Water to forecast water quality at four spots along the Yarra River. These are:
These forecasts are available on Yarra Watch.
Report Card provides a snapshot of water quality in Port Phillip Bay, Western Port, the Gippsland Lakes and the waterways in their catchments.
You can read the 2019-20 Report Card (publication 1923) and 2018-19 Report Card (publication 1857). Contact us for Report Cards previous to those years.
Reviewed 16 June 2022