Total fire ban in Cardinia Shire - Wednesday 22 January

The bush tracks in Emerald Lake Park and Nobelius Heritage Park are closed today due to the severe Fire Danger Rating. The rest of the parks remain open. For more information on Total Fire Ban restrictions visit the CFA website. >

Report illegally dumped rubbish

  • Please report any incidences of rubbish dumping. By doing this, you play a very important role in helping us track down people who dump rubbish, and in helping make Cardinia Shire a cleaner and safer place.
  • Don’t touch or remove the rubbish – you may put yourself in danger or remove valuable evidence.

Report illegal dumping online 

Alternatively, you can call us to make a report. 

During business hours: 1300 787 624

After hours: Call the Environment Protection Authority Victoria 24-Hour hotline on 1300 372 842 

  • Illegal rubbish dumping is on the rise in Cardinia Shire. Between 2016 and 2018, dumping cases increased from an average of 60 to 100 cases per month. 
  • Dealing with illegally dumped rubbish is very costly for Council. It also negatively impacts our environment, is unsightly and makes people feel less safe.
  • Commonly dumped items include furniture, tyres, mattresses, clothes, dirty nappies, food waste, packaging and building materials containing asbestos. Many dumped items are hazardous and can contaminate land or pollute waterways. 
  • Read more about our trial of CCTV cameras at dumping hotspots

Offenders may be charged under the Environmental Protection Act 1970 and if found guilty, face a maximum penalty of $6342.