Reporting marine oil pollution

Find out who to contact if there is an oil spill or other marine pollution incident in Western Australian waters, and what reports need to be completed.

  Step 1: Notify MEER immediately

Where a spill occurs within state waters (including ports), the master or person-in-command of the vessel or platform must contact the Department of Transport's Maritime Environmental Emergency Response (MEER) unit immediately.

Immediate reporting will enable a fast response that can minimise the impact of the oil on the environment.

Note:

Failure to report a spill may result in prosecution.

Telephone Email
(08) 9480 9924 (24 hours) Email

Please also inform the harbour management or port authority in charge.

Members of the public can also report oil spills to the MEER using the above contact number.

To learn more about what oil pollution does to the environment, please go to Marine pollution overview

  Step 2: File a pollution report (POLREP)

Please complete a pollution report once you have notified MEER of the oil spill.

The master or person-in-command of the vessel must file a pollution report with the MEER unit as soon as practicable, which will provide essential information for response planning.

These reports not only help MEER to improve oil spill response operations, but also identify trends in oil pollution that will assist in future planning, preparation and education programs.

This report can be downloaded below and forwarded to MEER by either:

  • Selecting the 'Post' button at the bottom of the page which will submit the form electronically.
  • Saving the form and emailing it.
MAC-F-PollutionReport.pdf icon Marine pollution report (POLREP) Kb

  Step 3: File a situation report (if required)

The MEER unit may ask you to prepare a situation report on the oil spill, this report should be submitted within 24 hours of the request.

This report can be downloaded below and forwarded to MEER by either:

  • Selecting the 'Post' button at the bottom of the page.
  • Saving the form and emailing it.
MAC-F-SituationReport.pdf icon Marine pollution situation report (SITREP) Kb

  Reporting marine oil pollution: Documents

 

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