How to report a problem on the Georges River

Report an incident or problem that could affect the health of the river or people using the river.

Someone is drowning Call 000
Water coming out of a drain is not clear (it looks polluted, toxic or foaming). This is an emergency stormwater pollution incident. Call 000
Large oil spill in the river Call 000
Rubbish on the river. Pick it up and put it in a bin. If there’s a large amount of rubbish or it’s dangerous rubbish, such as needles or sharp objects, report it but don’t touch it. Call EPA on 131 555
Dead fish or animals are in the river Call EPA on 131 555
Small amounts (under two trailer loads) of illegally dumped waste Call your local council
Large amounts (over two trailer loads) of illegally dumped waste Call EPA on 131 555
Sewer overflows or sewage smell Call Sydney Water on 132 090
Pollution appears to be coming from a vessel on the water Call NSW RMS on 131 256
Suspected illegal vegetation clearance Call OEH on 131 555
Chemical spills Contact EPA
Call 000
Sewage overflows Contact Sydney Water
Boat accidents or waterway incidents Call 000
Contact Roads and Maritime Services
Pollution from a vessel Contact Roads and Maritime Services