Algal contacts

Algal contacts

Media contacts

Media enquiries about algae should be directed to the WaterNSW’s media team:

The algal information line on 1800 999 457 provides recorded information on algal alerts.

To report suspected algal blooms during business hours, phone the algal coordinator in your area of the state.

To report suspected algal blooms at all other times, an email can be sent to with details and any available photos of the suspected bloom. A WaterNSW RACC coordinator will respond to your inquiry at the earliest opportunity.

Strategic algal management

For further information on strategic algal management, see the Department of Industry - Water website.

Regional Algal Coordination in NSW

Central and North West (Barwon, Macquarie and Far West)

  • Algal Coordinator, Tracy Fulford – (02) 6763 3910 (Tamworth)

Coastal (Metropolitan and South Coast, Hunter and North Coast)

  • Algal Coordinator, Dane Clarke - (02) 9865 2559 (Parramatta)

Murray and Lower Darling (Murray and Sunraysia)

  • Algal Coordinator, Chester Merrick – (02) 6024 8850 (Albury)

South West (Lachlan and Murrumbidgee)

  • Algal Coordinator, Gerhard Schulz – (03) 5898 3948 (Deniliquin)

If the above are not available contact Ramen Charan, Water Quality Services Manager on (02) 9865 2546.

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Tuesday 18 December