Recreational Water


Throughout the summer months Devonport City Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches around Devonport in accordance with the requirements of the Public Health Act 1997 under the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines 2007. These include:

  • Coles Beach
  • Back Beach
  • Mersey Bluff Recreation area
  • East Devonport Beach

Beaches are “closed” where pollution events or water quality poses a risk to public health.  Signs are removed once testing results have indicated that the risks have reduced.


Devonport City Council conducts monthly water quality testing for all pools available for public use under the requirements for the Public Health Act 1997under the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines 2007.

For further information or advice you can contact Council’s Environmental Health team on 03 6424 0511.