If you see someone littering from their vehicle, you can report them online to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

Fines from $250 for an individual and $500 for a corporation can be issued from witnesses reports.

The EPA can act on reports of littering from vehicles registered in:

  • New South Wales
  • ACT
  • Queensland
  • Victoria.

The first time you submit a report you'll need to create an account. Have your mobile phone with you so you can receive an SMS and verify your details.

If you do not have a mobile phone or are under 18, call the EPA on 13 15 55.

Submit your report online as soon as you can, and within 14 days of witnessing the littering.

What you need

  • a photo of the car, location and litter item (if you have one)
  • details about the littering, for example:
    • the time you saw it
    • where you were going
    • where you were, in relation to the offender’s vehicle (for example, in your car behind the vehicle)
    • who was with you and if they also saw the littering
    • the weather conditions at the time
    • how you recorded the littering (for example, in a notebook or voice recording).

How to report

  1. Select the 'Report online' button.
  2. Enter the details as requested, regarding:
    • the vehicle
    • date and time
    • location
    • what you saw.
  3. Enter your details or log in (if you already have an account).
  4. Receive your verification code.
  5. Submit your report.

More information

  • Never use your mobile phone while you're driving  this includes when you're stationary at traffic lights or in a car park.
  • Keep your notes, photographs, videos and any other evidence for one year in case the penalty notice is disputed, and you are asked to attend court as a witness.
Last updated: 2 July 2024

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