Visit our sewage treatment plants or education centre for a fun, interactive journey through the water cycle.
- COVID-19 update: Like many businesses, we are doing our part to assist in limiting the spread of the COVID-19. This involves changing the way we are working, including enabling staff to work from home and implementing social distancing practices.
- Due to social distancing practices we are currently unable to provide our regular tours to Western Treatment Plant and Eastern Treatment Plant, or sessions at the Edithvale Seaford Wetlands Education Centre. We are investigating which of our resources can be delivered online, with a focus on maintaining a high-quality experience for customers. We will keep you closely informed regarding rescheduled dates and/or online learning options, and our website will continue to provide news, tools and information to help you implement best-practice education on understanding the urban water cycle.
- We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Our core services of water, sewerage, waterways and drainage management will continue to be delivered without interruption. For more information on what we’re doing, read our response to COVID-19.
Western Treatment Plant
There are several ways you can learn about this world-class facility:
- Our new virtual tour and augmented reality app, with stunning 360-degree views you can access anytime, anywhere.
- Guided virtual excursions and webinars, for students grade 3 to tertiary
- Bus tours, for community groups and schools: grade 3 to tertiary students
- Open days, for the general public. We're in planning mode for our next open day, so express your interest now.
Eastern Treatment Plant
For industry and community groups, Year 7 to tertiary students
On guided walking tours, follow the sewage treatment process, production of renewable energy and recycled water, and the site's role within Melbourne’s sewerage system.
Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre
For community groups, prep to tertiary students
On guided group visits, see the site's importance to the environment, with tailored activities on birds and animals, life cycles, wetlands and natural waterways, and food chains.
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 (links to booking site, page opens in new window).
Find out how:
- how water from the Yarra River becomes drinkable
- water treatment processes
- a nature trail area
- how reservoir parks help biodiversity and sustainability.