Water and sewage treatment plants

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.

 

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

 

 

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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
Education Centre

 

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.

 

 

Last updated:
4 August 2020