Flooding of the Georges River

Georges River is due for another large flood. The last 1 in 20 year flood of the Georges River occurred in 1988 and caused severe damage. The Georges River is considered one of the most severely flood-prone rivers in NSW.

Preventing pollution in the Georges River

Water pollution causes major damage to the Georges River. It harms native biodiversity as well as limits our enjoyment of river activities such as fishing and swimming. What is being done about reducing pollution in the Georges River?

Georges River pollution

While plastic pollution is the most visible, most of the pollution enters through stormwater. Sewage leaks and overflows as well as mining activities also cause pollution. There are also a great variety of organic and inorganic contaminants polluting the river.

Recreational fishing in the Georges River

Fishing is very popular on the Georges River. Find out more about what fish you can catch in the river, where to fish, and new advice on how much of each fish type you can eat.

Safe swimming in the Georges River

What are the health risks and best places to swim in the Georges River? Find out answers to these questions and information on swimming in the Georges River.