A number of response agencies (state government, local governments and water storage operators) have jurisdiction over harmful algal blooms. The lead response agency depends on the type of water body and the threat posed.
Below is a summary of the agencies responsible for harmful algal bloom outbreaks:
Human health related water
Water bodies impacting on health of production animals
Natural unsupplemented freshwater
Estuarine and marine waters
Within protected areas
Ornamental or recreational lakes, bathing reserves, foreshores and reservoirs
Reservoirs and recreational lakes
Resource operation license holders
For scientific advice
Full details on response agencies and specific contacts can be found in the Queensland harmful algal bloom response plan and operational procedures .
In this guide: