Emergency Services, Council and VicRoads respond to, and clean up, spills on roads and road sides.
Spills mostly originate from road users,
accidents or illegal dumping.
The risks include damage to the environment by materials
entering the waterways and/ or creating
a hazard for other road users.
Below is a list of vehicle spills that happen
- diesel fuel
install devices in the stormwater network which contain the pollution and
prevent it from entering rivers, creeks and the bay. These intercept
the water born pollution and prevent it from entering the waterways.
on the road can present a serious hazard to road users.
Spills should be reported to:
- Road related spills - call Victoria Police (Vicpol) on 000
- Park/playground or open drains - contact us on 03 5272 5272.
Cleaning up the spill
We clean up spills on the road by absorbing the oil with a coconut fibre or sand. Drivers need to slow down and drive to the prevailing road and weather conditions.
Small spills that enter our waterways can be prevented
using long floatable absorbent pollution booms along with absorbent pads. These
are installed on drainage outlets on drainage outlets after being notified of a