Resources / Estuary Data

The waterways and estauries of Western Australia are monitored extensively by the Western Australian State Government. For the Swan-Canning estuary the data is available to the general public and may be accessed from:

  1. The Department of Parks and Wildlife estuary water quality summary page
  2. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Water Information Reporting (WIR) page. This includes hydrological and water quality data.
  3. The Department of Transport tide data page. This includes tide data collected at Fremantle and Barrack St Jetty.

The data includes physical, chemical and biological properties of water, including salinity, oxygen, nutrients and algae. Most data has been collected regularly (e.g. weekly) since 1995. Other data has also been collected on ecological character of the system by researchers within State Government and local Universities. Many other datasets have also been collected prior to this, or in parallel.