Rainfall affects water quality

Region: all regions
Category: Beach closures and water quality issues
Start: 12 Mar 6.32am
End: 16 Mar 10.32pm

Swimming areas may have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

As a precaution always avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains.