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NT EPA Pollution Hotline 1800 064 567
Free call 24 hour service

To Report an Environmental Pollution Problem or Complaint

Please follow the instructions below


Reporting WhatWho to Report It toHow to Report It
Emergencies or life threatening situations.NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services000 (police fire or ambulance)
Major pollution incidents that require urgent attention such as significant illegal dumping, marine and inland water oil spills, or fish kills. NT EPAPlease call Pollution Hotline now: 1800 064 567
Non-urgent environmental pollution problems and complaints such as construction noise affecting you in your home, offensive odours from industry, algal blooms, unreasonable dust, inadequate storage or handling of waste, and visible sheens or discolouration of water ways, contaminated sites etc.


Report via one of the following:
Online; or
Email:; or
Post: GPO Box 3675 Darwin NT 0801; or
Pollution Hotline: 1800 064 567.

Non – compliance reporting  for holders of Waste Discharge Licences, Environment Protection Licences and/or Environment Protection Approvals.


Pollution Hotline: 1800 064 567; or/and

Duty to notify under section 14 of the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act.


Pollution Hotline: 1800 064 567; or


If you wish to remain anonymous

You can remain anonymous but the omission of contact information may limit the ability of the NT EPA to fully investigate the complaint/problem should additional follow up information be needed. It will also prevent us from reporting back to you on the results of any investigation.

In some cases, we may not be the appropriate responsible agency to assist you.

The following table lists responsible agency contacts for some common issues and concerns where NT EPA is not the appropriate responsible agency.


Issue or ConcernResponsible AgencyContact
Smoky motor vehiclesDepartment of Transport1800 652 628
Party noise and anti-social behaviourNT Police131 444
Noise (licensed venues and patron noise)NT Licensing Commission1800 193 111
Domestic argumentsNT Police131 444
Aircraft noiseAir Services Australia1300 302 240
Excessive vehicle and motorcycle noiseDepartment of Transport1800 652 628
Barking dogs, birdsLocal councilsContact your local council
Litter on council landLocal councilContact your local council
Litter on Crown landLand Administration – Crown Land(08) 8999 6886
Injured marine wildlifeDepartment of Land Resource Management1800 453 941
Asbestos - human health issuesDepartment of Health1800 095 646
Asbestos - in the workplaceNT WorkSafe1800 019 115
Food safetyDepartment of Health1800 095 646
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