Environment Protection Authority makes it illegal to release balloons in Victoria
Australasian Leisure Management, Other, 20/07/2021
The deliberate releasing of balloons is now illegal in Victoria with the Environment Protection Authority now having increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste. The law was introduced from 1st July 2021, under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017. […] The CSIRO 2019 found that seabirds are up to 32 times more likely to die when they swallow balloons than any form of hard plastic.