Enterococci bacteria

Except for data collection at a small number of ocean outfalls, the focus of Enterococci bacteria monitoring is to determine the safety of water-based recreational activities at Port Phillip Bay’s beaches. The monitoring has shown that in recent years, 94-97% of beaches have met water quality objectives, this is an improvement on earlier years.

Port Phillip Bay, Other Marine and Coastal Areas
Number of bacteria cells (Enterococci) per 100 ml of water sample, percentage of beaches meeting SEPP