Western Treatment Plant
The Western Treatment Plant in Werribee treats around 50% of Melbourne's sewage and generates almost 40 billion litres of recycled water a year. The plant is about 10,500 hectares in area and is a world leader in technical and environmental innovation. It is listed by the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international significance and is a haven for tens of thousands of birds.
- Sewage treatment process
Learn how we treat raw sewage at the plant to produce high quality recycled water.
- Bird watching
The Western Treatment Plant is one of the most popular sites for bird watching in Victoria with around 270 species recorded.
- Habitats and wildlife
The Western Treatment Plant provides a haven for tens of thousands of birds and encompasses a diverse and complex array of habitats, vegetation and wildlife.
- Community and environmental benefits
The way we operate the Western Treatment Plant continues to improve, delivering significant benefits for the environment.
- Visit and Learn
Book a tour, visit our discovery centre, find out about the Western Treatment Plant open day.