By reporting pollution to the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) you are helping to ensure we act promptly to minimise harm to public health and the environment. For general enquiries, contact us.
Report a pollution incident (not life-threatening or an emergency)
About DER and pollution incidents
DER officers across the state investigate pollution incidents and work with other agencies to resolve them, generally during office hours.
DER also has a 24/7 service in Perth that responds to serious pollution and hazardous materials emergencies statewide at short notice. DER is part of Western Australia’s hazardous materials emergency response framework and works closely with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to resolve serious incidents quickly.
Nuisance issues and minor waste discharges are normally dealt with by local governments.