Water and sewage treatment plants

Visit our sewage treatment plants or education centre for a fun, interactive journey through the water cycle. 

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:
    We’re continuing to practice COVIDSafe behaviours to help Victoria keep on top of the virus. Our education facilities at our Western and Eastern treatment plants and our Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Education Centre remain closed to visitors until further notice.
  • In the meantime, we’re offering guided virtual excursions and webinars for students using our Western Treatment Plant Virtual Tour, with a virtual excursion for the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands in development. We’ll let you know as soon as circumstances change, and we thank you for your ongoing patience during this time. To stay informed, subscribe to our monthly 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.


Education Centre


Winneke Water Treatment Plant at Sugarloaf Reservoir

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:
26 November 2020