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.
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.
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.