Illegal Dumping

Supporting the investigating and prosecuting of illegal dumping

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is responsible for investigating and prosecuting illegal dumping under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

Illegal dumping is the unauthorised discharging or abandonment of waste and is an offence under Section 49A of the EP Act.

Illegal dumping should be reported to DWER’s pollution watch hotline 1300 784 782 (24 hours) or via

This program supports a key headline strategy in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 Action Plan (Action 5.5).

Created Date:
Tue 22 October 2019

Last Edit Date:
Wed 11 December 2019