• EPA Tasmania
  • Assesment
  • Regulation & Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Policy & Legislation


Information on principal water policy and related strategies and guidelines for protecting or enhancing water quality and sustainably managing Tasmania's surface and groundwater resources.
  • Water Topics
    Information on a range of topics relating to water quality, water issues and the aquatic environment.
  • Legislative Context - Water
    The overarching and legislative framework for managing water quality in Tasmania.
  • Water Quality Objectives for Tasmania
    Water Quality Objectives for Tasmania
  • PEVs for Tasmanian Surface Waters
    Under the State Policy on Water Quality Management (1997) protected environmental values (PEVs) have been set for freshwater and estuarine surface waters. Regional PEVs for coastal waters (except for several site specific areas) and groundwater have not yet been set.
  • Water Quality Guideline Values for Aquatic Ecosystems of Tasmania
    Default water guideline values for aquatic ecosystems have been developed by EPA Tasmania in accordance with the National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS).
  • Monitoring Programs
    Water quality monitoring is undertaken by the water section under a range of programs
  • Stormwater
    Information on stormwater management including the State Stormwater Strategy 2012, guidelines for water sensitive urban design and guidelines for sediment and erosion control.
  • Slipways
    Potential environmental impacts of boat repair and maintenance activities, and recommended actions that boat owners, facility operators and users can take to minimise the environmental effects of their work.
  • Boat Sewage Management
    Information on practical measures and rules to minimise the health and environmental effects of boat sewage discharge including sewage discharge maps for Tamanian waters.
  • Remediation Programs
    EPA Tasmania co-ordinates major remediation programs which aim to reduce pollution and improve river health in certain areas of the State.

​Water Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: water@epa.tas.gov.au​

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.