EPA forecasts water quality for 36 beaches in Port Phillip Bay and four sites along the Yarra River.

Beach report and Yarra Watch only run in the summer months. Forecasts will begin on 1 December.

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.

Get the latest water quality alerts on your phone

Sign up to EPA’s free SMS service to receive an SMS when water quality in Port Philip Bay is unsafe for swimming. 


Find out more about summer water quality

Reviewed 23 July 2020