Enjoying our waterways safely
The standard of waterways in Australia is generally very good, with our waterways suitable for recreational activities most of the time. However, there is a strong link between rainfall events and the health of our waterways.
Rainfall can wash pollutants into our waterways causing certain areas to become unsuitable for recreation. Waterway pollution can lead to mild illness such as stomach upsets and infections. Use your best judgement (and our top tips) to keep safe while enjoying our waterways.