Your class or community group can visit our sewage treatment plants or education centre for a fun, interactive journey through the water cycle at the following sites:
Western Treatment Plant
Open to: industry and community groups, Grade 3 to tertiary students
Bus tours of this historic site explore:
- the sewage treatment process
- generating electricity from methane gas
- conservation in the Ramsar-listed wetlands
These are complemented by a range of hands-on activities covering the urban water cycle, stormwater system and catchment waste.
Free open days every 18 months showcase the plant’s many facets, including sewage treatment, farming, history and biodiversity — for details, register your interest.
Eastern Treatment Plant
Open to: industry and community groups, Year 7 to tertiary students
Guided walking tours follow the sewage treatment process at this cutting-edge site, as well as:
- producing renewable energy and recycled water
- the plant’s construction and role within Melbourne’s sewerage system
Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre
Open to: community groups, prep to tertiary students
Guided group visits to the internationally-significant Edithvale-Seaford Wetland reveal its importance to the environment, with tailored activities on:
- birds and animals (including migratory species)
- life cycles
- wetlands and natural waterways
- food chains
Public opening times
The centre is open to the public every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm except for the months of July, August and December (during these months the centre will open on the second and fourth Sundays of the month). Please note, the centre is closed for the month of June and on public holidays.
Winneke Water Treatment Plant
EcoAdventure Tours run school and community group tours of Winneke Water Treatment Plant, which supplies about a quarter of our drinking water.
Contact them directly to book a tour, which covers:
- how water from the Yarra River becomes drinkable
- water treatment processes
- a nature trail area
- how reservoir parks help biodiversity and sustainability