Illegal dumping is the unauthorised discharging or abandonment of waste and is an offence under Section 49A of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act). The City may report illegal dumping to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) who are responsible for investigating and prosecuting under the EP Act. On conviction, the offence carries a maximum fine of $125,000 for corporations and $62,500 for individuals. City Rangers patrol illegal dumping hotspots and will issue on the spot fines of up to $2,000 for littering offences, which may be in addition to illegal dumping fines.
Dob in a Dumper
If you witness illegal dumping please record details of the time, location, vehicle description, materials dumped as well as any other relevant information (such as license plate number) so City Rangers can investigate and prosecute. You can use the Snap, Send, Solve App to report illegal dumping, or alternatively you can use our Dob in a Dumper form below. These reports are sent to the City as a service request through our email system and are then processed like any other request.
Snap, Send, Solve download links:
Dob in a Dumper form: