Dam Safety Incidents

​​​Dam Incident (as defined under the Water Management Act 1999)

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 the Department. 

For notification and advice contact the Dam Safety Hotline which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Call 000 and ask for Police to report a dam safety emergency that threatens life or property.  The Tasmania Police coordinate Dam Emergency responses.