Fish deaths

Every now and then large numbers of dead fish are discovered in Wimmera waterways. These deaths can be due to environmental influences, typically poor water quality; often from a lack of flow in a creek, river or wetland. In other cases, the deaths are due to pollution or disease outbreaks.

EPA Victoria is the lead agency who records and investigates large numbers of fish deaths.

To report fish deaths please call EPA’s Pollution Hotline on: 1300 372 842.

EPA’s Waterway incident (fish death) response guideline lays out the roles and responsibilities of water management and environment agencies for responding to fish deaths.

To view the guideline or find out more go to:

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples across the region and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this website may contain images of people who have died.