An environmental incident is an event, act or omission,which may cause environmental harm. In accordance with the Port Notices, POTL is to be notified of any environmental incidents within the ports of Townsville and Lucinda. Examples of the types of environmental incidents which should be reported include:
Product or hydrocarbon spills
Injured or dead fauna
Nusiance noise, dust, odour
Suspected pests (e.g. ants, bees, marine pests)
Report an incident
You can help protect the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Cleveland Bay by reporting incidents and suspected offences you have witnessed.
The online Incident Report forms help you to report suspected breaches of the law in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.You are encouraged to attach further documents or files if required.
If you witness a suspected breach of the law you are advised NOT to approach any suspected persons or request information from them.
To report an incident requiring an urgent response, please phone details as soon as possible via the following method:
Via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via phone to: Corporate Affairs 4781 1500
Via mail: PO Box 1031 Townsville QLD 4810
Outside of Normal Business Hours
Complaints regarding pollution (noise, dust, odour) can be lodged via Port Control (4781 1683) between the hours of 5pm and 8.30am. It is intended that a Port Security Officer will investigate the complaint for identification of the pollution source and, in some instances, immediate rectification.