MURRAY WATCH is a 24 hour 7 day a week contact point where concerned citizens
can report offences/incidents/areas of concern which they have witnessed occurring
along the river, lakes and environs.
WATCH is stopping
people from doing wrong in and around the river system.
As users of the river become aware they are being watched, Murray Watch acts as
a deterrent rather than as a policing action.
telephone call is made to MURRAY WATCHtelephone
number 8531 0710, details are
taken down and are relayed immediately to the appropriate government departments.
The person making the call may be asked to make a follow up statement so legal
action can be taken if necessary.
Government departments involved in Murray Watch, and possible offences that may
require immediate action are:
Vandalism, theft, disorderly behaviour, marijuana crops
- Department of Transport (Marine Safety)
Boating safety, misbehaviour on the river
- S.A. Water
Release of toxic substance, discharge of effluent into river
- National Parks and Wildlife
Shooting, Tree felling, littering, taking of firewood
- Lands Department
Trail bikes, illegal fires
- Primary Industries
Illegal nets, fishing equipment theft, taking of protectedor undersized fish
Dog control/reserves damage
Murray Watch is a member of the Murray Darling Association
(Friends Of The River Inc.)
PO Box 1448 Murray Bridge SA 5253
Ms R Burgess
PO Box 379 Murray Bridge SA 5253