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:
- death or injury to a person.
- damage to, or loss of, property or services.
- 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.