Dam Emergencies

​​Dam safety responses may be required and triggered by minor incidents through to major incidents concerning dam integrity or breach.

If a member of the public wishes to report a dam safety incident that threatens life or property and it is considered an emergency call 000 and ask for the Police. The Tasmania Police coordinate Dam Emergency responses.

DPIPWE contacts

The Regional Water Management Officers (RWMOs) are usually the first point of contact - except in the case of dam emergencies - in relation to dam safety matters. They are located around the State and responsible for respective water regions as follows:


NorthPeter Stafford(03) 6777 2216 / 0429 531 584
John Gaby(03) 6777 2235 / 0418 547 846
Fiona Woodward(03) 6777 2244 / 0418 144 352
North WestErin Moran
(03) 6477 7380 / 0417 307 632
North East, MacquarieStephen Pryor(03) 6165 3279 / 0419 563 952
SouthAndrew Dix(03) 6165 3279 / 0417 308 608


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