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Report a water quality issue

If you need to report a water quality issue, or want to get more information about water quality in your area, use the contact details listed on this page. If you can’t find the right contact information, contact your local council.

You might want to report or find out more about:

Fish deaths and blackwater events

  • New South Wales Fishers Watch hotline: 1800 043 536
  • Queensland Department of Environment and Science: 1300 130 372
  • South Australia Fishwatch Hotline: 1800 065 522
  • Victoria Environmental Protection Authority pollution hotline: 1300 372 842
  • Australian Capital Territory Access Canberra: 13 22 81

Algal blooms

Check the MDBA’s water quality alerts map for overview of water quality issues in the Basin.

For more information and red alert warnings call the Regional Algal Coordinating Committee information hotline on 1800 999 457 (freecall).

State and territory contact details

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Victoria

Australian Capital Territory

Water quality after bushfires

For questions about using water after a bushfire, contact:

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Victoria

Australian Capital Territory

Flood risks

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has flood warning services.

Updated: 23 Sep 2020