Community watch

The Government of Western Australia operates a number of programs to rapidly respond to potential environmental issues, including suspected pollution, introduced species, fish kills and algal blooms.

Effective response requires quick action!  If you see or hear of anything, please contact us immediately through the relevant programs below. The earlier we know, the more chance we have to respond.

If you would like to know more about how we manage waterways, or if you have any information that may help us to better manage our rivers, please go to the contact us page.


Fish watch

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development jointly manage the state's Fish Kill Response. Find out more here.

If you see a fish kill please report it immediately to:


Pollution watch

To report pollution or pollution-risk to rivers contact the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s 24 hour hotline –Call 1300 784 782 or use the link to Online reporting form.


Pest watch

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development needs your help to detect aquatic pests. By using WA PestWatch to report suspected pests, you help detect new pests and monitor the spread of those already here.

Report an aquatic pest here.


Algal watch

If you see an algal bloom report it to: