Litter Reporter Scheme

People in Western Australia can help call litterers to account by reporting littering or dumping of matter from a vehicle once registered with the Litter Reporter Scheme.
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About the Litter Reporter Scheme

Watch the video below and become an Unseen Hero today and help call litterers to account by reporting littering or dumping of matter from a vehicle.

Register as a Litter Reporter

When you register with the Keep Australia Beautiful Council Litter Report Scheme you are helping us deter people from littering our beautiful state.

To register, please visit the KABC Litter Report Portal.

About litter reports

When reporting littering it is very important to collect the following information:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Make, model and colour of the vehicle
  • Date, time and place that the littering occurred
  • Type of litter that was deposited
  • Description of the offender
  • Person who littered (the driver or a passenger).

When KABC receives your litter report, authorised officers will investigate the complaint and take the appropriate action. An infringement of up to $500 may be issued for individuals or up to $2,000 for companies.

The registered owner of the vehicle is considered to have committed the offence unless they can give the name of any person authorised by the registered owner to use the vehicle at that time.

The driver is also responsible for their passengers in relation to this offence unless they can give the name and contact details of the passenger concerned.

Mobile phones

There are strict rules and laws for drivers of vehicles with regard to mobile phone use. KAB will not accept any liability for people being fined for using a mobile phone/device while in control of a motor vehicle.

For information on the rules and penalties on the use of mobile phones while driving, see the Office of Road Safety.

Company vehicles

Where the vehicle is a company vehicle, the registered owner who receives the fine may send a statutory declaration stating that they did not throw, drop or dump the litter and nominate the person who was authorised by them to use the vehicle at the time. The declaration must include the name and address of the nominated person. If the owner wishes KABC to consider any other relevant facts relating to the offence, which could disprove the reported litter offence, these must be included in the statutory declaration.

Note: All the above options require a Statutory Declaration. An ordinary letter, fax or e-mail is not acceptable.  Statutory Declaration forms can be obtained at Post Offices or online.

Illegal dumping

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's (DWER) 24 hour Pollution Watch hotline – 1300 784 782

DWER is responsible for investigating and prosecuting illegal dumping under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

Illegal dumping is the unauthorised discharging or abandonment of waste and is an offence under Section 49A of the EP Act.

On conviction, the offence carries a maximum fine of $125,000 for corporations and $62,500 for individuals.

Report illegal dumping

Smoky vehicles

Vehicle emissions have adverse effects on human health and the environment. The air quality impacts of grossly polluting vehicles are potentially thousands of times that of newer or well-maintained vehicles in the same class.

The Smoky Vehicle Reporting Program is a key initiative of the Diesel NEPM and the Perth Air Quality Management Plan. The program is a joint initiative of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Department of Transport.

Report a smoky vehicle