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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
EPA plays a role in protecting the community from noise pollution.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Free apps to help protect health and the environment.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA helps protect Victorians’ health from potential environmental hazards.
EPA works to protect Victoria from pollution during major infrastructure projects.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
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Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA’s organisational strategy sets out five goals and how we'll work with Victorians to achieve them.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
Heading to the beach? Make sure you check EPA’s Beach Report for the latest water quality forecast before you swim.
We monitor bacterial water quality at 36 beaches in Port Phillip Bay during summer and put out forecasts through our Twitter @EPA_Victoria and Yarra and Bay twice a day. Our forecasts tell you whether water quality is likely to be good, fair or poor.
We also partner with Melbourne Water to provide water quality forecasts for four swimming spots along the Yarra River with YarraWatch.
We can send you a text when water quality looks poor at your beach. Sign up up to receive SMS alerts.
Beach report forecasts for the same day are issued at 10.00 am and 3:00 pm, and a next-day forecast is also issued daily at 3.00 pm.
Forecasts are generated using a matrix which generates forecasts for any time, based on a combination of historical water quality data (measuring enterococci bacteria), past and predicted rainfall, and cloud cover conditions. These variables are given a weighting based on how likely they are to influence water quality.
People with weaker immune systems such as the elderly and children, are more at risk of developing a swimming-related illness and should take particular care. The most common illness from swimming in polluted water is gastroenteritis (gastro).
Help protect other Victorians. If you see water pollution, report it to Environment Protection Authority 24-7 on 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC)
Page last updated on 8 Oct 2018