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

  • The levels of blue green algae within the Gippsland Lakes have 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 that advice regarding the consumption of specific seafood remains in place.
  • The latest seafood sample results show that Nodularin concentrations remain elevated in crab and bug samples collected within and outside the Gippsland Lakes. Additional seafood samples are being organised for collection and analysis.
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 recent blue green algae bloom.

Do to not consume prawns caught within 10 nautical miles of the shore between Mcloughlins Beach and the Victoria-New South Wales border.
What you should do:
  • Visit betterhealth.vic.gov.au for more information. 
  • Keep up-to-date with algae information at www.water.vic.gov.au/waterways-and-catchments/rivers-estuaries-andwaterways/blue-green-algae 

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 19/10/2022 03:40 pm or as the situation changes.

Information about blue green algae:
Use multiple sources to stay informed:
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.