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New DPIPWE dam safety hotline - 1800 316 377

For Dam Emergencies that threatens life or property - call  000 ask for Police and report the emergency.  


A dam incident means any incident or event relating to the structural integrity or safety of the dam which causes, or has the potential to cause -

  1. death or injury to a person,.

  2. damage to, or loss of, property or services.

  3. material environmental harm or serious environmental harm.

A dam incident must be reported to DPIPWE on the Dam Safety Hotline 1800 316 377 - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


For more information, visit the DPIPWE Dam Safety pages.