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Beach Report – Water Quality Forecast

EPA Victoria’s summer time water quality forecasting service, Beach Report and Yarra Watch, ended on Monday 10 March 2014 and will return at the start of summer on 1 December 2014.

During the off-season you’re encouraged to visit the website to check for alert information on potential pollution and spills, fish deaths and algal blooms in the Bay and the Yarra River and its catchments.

If you’re swimming in Port Phillip Bay or the Yarra River (above the Gipps St Bridge area in Abbottsford) outside of the Beach Report or YarraWatch seasons, always use your judgment.

If the water looks murky, discoloured or has an odour, avoid swimming. It is also recommended not to swim near stormwater drains or river outlets 24-48 hours after heavy rainfall as outflows can contain debris and dirty water.

Outside of Beach Report and YarraWatch season, EPA continues to investigate reports of suspected algal blooms, pollution events and fish deaths. Keep an eye on the alert section of this website. You can also report these types of incidents to EPA’s Pollution Hotline 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842).

For the summary of the 2013-14 Beach Report and Yarra Watch season please see here.

Avoid swimming near stormwater or river outlets 24-48 hours after heavy rain

Water Quality Forecast Key

Good

Suitable for swimming

Fair

May not be suitable for swimming

Poor

Not Suitable for swimming

N/A

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Altona

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Aspendale North

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Beaumaris

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Blairgowrie

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Brighton

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Canadian Bay

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Carrum

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Dromana

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Eastern

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Elwood

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Frankston Coast Guard

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Frankston Life Saving Club

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Half Moon Bay

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Hampton

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Mentone

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Middle Park

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Mordialloc

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Mornington

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Mt Martha

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Port Melbourne

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Portarlington

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Portsea

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Queenscliff

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Rosebud

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Rye

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Safety Beach

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Sandridge

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Sandringham

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Seaford

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Sorrento

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

St Helens

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

St Kilda

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St Leonards

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

The Dell

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Werribee South

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Williamstown

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Last Updated 01 Jan 1970 11:00 AM

Forecasting

From December 1st 2014 until the Labour Day long weekend in March 2015, Beach Report forecasts will begin again.

Forecasts for 36 bay beaches are issued twice a day, Good predicts that recreational water quality is suitable for swimming, Fair means that recreational water quality is good but could be affected by rainfall particularly if the beach is close to a stormwater outlet, and Poor is a warning which means you should avoid contact with the water.

An alert will be issued via this website and Twitter when water quality is Unacceptable for swimming.

Forecasts are based on the recreational water quality history of the beach, currents, predicted rainfall and sunlight.

Program Partners

Department of Environment and Primary Industries Environmental Protection Agency Melbourne Water