Litter and dumping

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Report littering and dumped rubbish

Littering and rubbish dumping can range in scale from a single bag of household rubbish to large household items.

These could be things like TVs, appliances and electronic waste, furniture, or mattresses. Or stuff from outside the home like industrial wastes, construction materials, garden waste, tyres, old cars and soil.

Dumping litter is an offence under the Environment Protection Act 1970 and Council’s Community Safety Officers investigate reports received.


Please report to Council if you see someone littering or dumping rubbish on:

  • nature strips
  • parks and reserves
  • local roads


See the FAQ section below for how to report illegal dumping.

litter of empty plastic bottles on a groud

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I report dumped litter?

    If you witness someone dumping rubbish you can call Customer Service

    Information that can assist us includes:

    • The offender’s vehicle registration number
    • A photograph, if safe to do so
    • A description of what was specifically dumped
    • A description of the person seen dumping the rubbish
    • The location
    • The date and time

    Never put yourself in any danger. It is recommended you do not approach the person or touch any of the litter.

  • How much is the fine for littering?

    Under the Environment Protection Act 1970, the minimum penalty for littering is $303. The penalty given depends on the size and type of the dumped litter.

Last Updated:

Friday, 27 May, 2016 - 14:16