Summer water quality
EPA monitors water quality in Port Philip Bay and the Yarra River to help you swim safely in summer
Always check for signs of pollution before you swim.
EPA also issues alerts when there is an issue affecting a waterway in Victoria.
When a forecast is not available, you can protect your health by not swimming near drains or river outlets for 48 hours after rain.
Children, older people and people with a weakened immune system are most at risk of getting sick from polluted water.
Sign up to EPA’s free SMS service to receive a text when the water at a beach near you is forecast to have poor water quality.
Reviewed 1 December 2020