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This message is being issued for coastal water from Marlo to the Victoria-New South Wales Border.  

  • The levels of blue-green algae within the Gippsland Lakes has decreased to below safe contact thresholds. The entire Gippsland Lakes system and ocean is now safe for recreational contact with the water. 
  • It is important to note, the seafood consumption advise remains in place to not eat shellfish such as prawns.
Do not eat prawns from affected waters.

These prawns may have come from the Gippsland Lakes and Ninety Mile Beach area and may contain toxins from the algae.


What you should do:

This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 11/07/2022 02:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Information about blue green algae:
Use multiple sources to stay informed:
Accessibility: 
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency. 
  • To access this information in other languages, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.   
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.