Type Status Location Last Updated
This message is being issued for water in the Gippsland Lakes and the Ninety Mile Beach from McLoughlins Beach to Marlo.

  • The levels of blue-green algae within the Gippsland Lakes has decreased to well below the safe contact thresholds. The entire Gippsland lakes system and Ninety Mile Beach is now safe for recreational contact with water.
  • However the current seafood advice to not eat shellfish and to wash, gill and gut fin fish still remains as the toxins can accumulate in the seafood flesh.
What you should do:
Protect your health:
  • If you are experiencing any health issues after contact with affected water seek medical advice from your local doctor or Nurse-On-Call on 1300 60 60 24.



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:
  • For information on blue green algae visit: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/harmful-algal-blooms 
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.