Our history and heritage

Check out our rich heritage inherited largely from our predecessor, the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, as well as the cultural heritage of the Traditional Owners of the land, rivers and creeks we care for today.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Looking for a fishing spot, walking track, bike path, barbecue location or the best place for birdwatching? Browse through these recreation hotspots to make the most of where you live.


Browse our Education section for resources about our water supply catchments, the urban water cycle, sewage treatment, wetlands, major drainage systems, and more.



Dive into Education

Visit water and sewage treatment plants

Schools, industry and community groups, visit our sewage treatment plants or education centre for an interactive journey through the water cycle.

Explore and protect your local waterway

Be a citizen scientist with the Waterwatch program! Attend events, and receive training and tools to monitor the health of your local waterway, like Frog Census.

Use our land

Need a space for a festival, vegetable garden, native vegetation planting or artwork? We're the custodian of 33,000 hectares of land across Melbourne, much of which is available on request to benefit the community.

Apply for funding

Do you or your community group have a great idea for a water initiative? Our grants programs support a broad range of activities run by councils, landowners, schools and the community.

What's important to you?

We consult the community to gather information and feedback so that we can best design and deliver our services. See what projects are open for consultation, or sign up to our newsletter to stay informed.