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. However, we are now offering guided virtual excursions and webinars to the Western Treatment Plant using our virtual tour
  • 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




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.


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:
7 September 2020