Tour our water and sewage treatment plants

Book a guided tour or virtual excursion to our water and sewage treatment plants or wetlands education centre, and enjoy a fun, interactive journey through the water cycle.

COVID-19 update

Our education facilities remain closed to visitors until further notice.

In the meantime, we’re offering guided virtual excursions to the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands and Western Treatment Plant – with a new education centre to open at the plant in 2022, along with an updated program. To stay informed, subscribe to our WaterEd newsletter.

Lagoons at the Western Treatment Plant

Western Treatment Plant

There are several ways you can learn about this world-class facility:

 

Western Treatment Plant

 

Eastern Treatment Plant, birdlife in the lagoon

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.

 

Eastern Treatment Plant tours

 

Child with binoculars looks out a window into the wetlands.

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.

 

Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre

 

Winneke Water Treatment Plant at Sugarloaf Reservoir

Winneke Water Treatment Plant

For schools and community groups

Contact EcoAdventure Tours directly to book a tour of the Winneke Water Treatment Plant, which supplies about a quarter of our drinking water.

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.
Last updated:
23 December 2021