Report a river emergency

To report an:

  •     algal bloom
  •     fish kill
  •     pollution, or
  •     other environmental incident affecting the Swan Canning Riverpark,

contact the Department's Riverpark Unit on 9219 0900 or their afterhours number 9278 0981.

Take note of the location, colour of the water, odour from the water, types of dead fish you can see or the possible pollution source, and call the Riverpark Unit immediately.

For your safety, do not touch discoloured water or dead fish.

Everyone has a responsibility to help care for the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Although the Department monitors the rivers regularly, a member of the public will often notice a problem first.

More contacts

For other concerns with the river that you would like to report, please refer to our River Watch contacts below.

Maritime investigations including accidents, speeding vessels and complaints

Department of Transport Marine Safety
(08) 9431 1100 or after hours please call Water Police

Marine related incidents

Water Police
(08) 9442 8600 (24 hours)

River pollution including oil spills, dead fish and algal blooms

Department of Environment and Regulation - Pollution Watch Hotline
Emergency response to hazardous materials and major pollution incidents.
1300 784 782

For sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife

(08) 9474 9055