OUR MISSION

Protecting water quality in the Werribee River, other local waterways and  wetlands flowing to the coastline and into Port Phillip Bay.

Providing attractive natural places for people to access and enjoy.

Promoting the re-establishment of natural habitat for wildlife in the Werribee River catchment.

Providing educational programs about environmentally sustainable practices, educating a growing and diverse population living in the west of Melbourne.

Providing events and guided walks that promote a deep connection to country and community.

The River Catchment

Stretching 110km from the Wombat State Forest to Port Philip Bay, The Wirribi Yaluk/Werribee River is home to the platypus, the mighty River Red Gum and the endemic Werribee Blue Box.

There are a number of streams, creeks and wetlands completing the Werribee Catchment, such as smaller streams which flow from Pyke’s Creek Reservoir and join the river near Ballan. The Lerderderg River and smaller streams join the Werribee at Bacchus Marsh, Toolern Creek joins in the Melton area, and Davis Creek in Tarneit.

Separate streams like the Little River flowing from the Brisbane Ranges, Lollypop Creek in Wyndham Vale forming Black Swamp in Harpley, Skeleton Creek in Point Cook and the beautiful Kororoit Creek flow down to Port Phillip Bay.

These waterways are a place of solace and peace for the local community, a slice of nature within an expanding urban growth corridor. The health of these waterways and natural settings are, however, impacted by the growing population. There is chemical runoff from roads and farms, and significant litter pollution entering the waterways. Not only does this affect the health of the flora and fauna that rely upon the river ecosystem for their survival, but it also affects human health and wellbeing.

WHAT WE, AND YOU, CAN DO

Explore hidden gems, special places and plan your day out along the Wirribi Yaluk with our Werribee River Guide.

WHAT’S ON

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Werribee Bowls Club, 239 Watton Street Werribee

Café Philosophique de la Révolution

3 Poets. 1 Musician. 4 grazing platters. Many Conversations. Café Philosophique was born out of a conversation between sisters Jess

All Litter
Point Cook Community Learning Centre, 1/21 Cheetham Street

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook: Clean Up the Boardwalk Wetlands and Town Centre

Join us for the first clean of the year! We’ll be meeting at 10am on Saturday Feb 24, at the

All Education
Riverbend Historical Park, Heaths Rd Werribee

Paddle the Werribee River!

The Werribee River is a beautiful place, and one of the best ways to experience it is on the water.

All Litter
Point Cook Community Learning Centre, 1/21 Cheetham Street

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook: Clean Up the Boardwalk Wetlands and Town Centre

Join us for the first clean of the year! We’ll be meeting at 10am on Saturday Feb 24, at the

All Litter
Piazza, corner Wedge at Watton Street

Clean-up along the Werribee River

Join Love Our Street 3030 – Werribee, a monthly rubbish clean-up group that meets on the 4th Sunday of the

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K Road Cliffs, Werribee South

Save Our Soils Water Watch

As part of our Save Our Soils project, we are running monthly water quality testing in Werribee South. Join us

All Litter
Point Cook Community Learning Centre, 1/21 Cheetham Street

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook: Clean Up the Boardwalk Wetlands and Town Centre

Join us for the first clean of the year! We’ll be meeting at 10am on Saturday Feb 24, at the

All Litter
Piazza, corner Wedge at Watton Street

Clean-up along the Werribee River

Join Love Our Street 3030 – Werribee, a monthly rubbish clean-up group that meets on the 4th Sunday of the

All Litter
12 Davis Rd, Tarneit

The Grove’s Werribee River Community Clean Up Day

9.30am – 10.45am Thursday 29 February. Registration and parking adjacent to 12 Davis Rd, Tarneit. Refreshments to follow at Little

All Education
Werribee Bowls Club, 239 Watton Street Werribee

Café Philosophique de la Révolution

3 Poets. 1 Musician. 4 grazing platters. Many Conversations. Café Philosophique was born out of a conversation between sisters Jess

All Education
Riverbend Historical Park, Heaths Rd Werribee

Paddle the Werribee River!

The Werribee River is a beautiful place, and one of the best ways to experience it is on the water.

All Citizen Science
Bungey's Hole, Chirnside Park, Werribee

Waterwatch at Bungey’s Hole – March

Waterwatch is a citizen science program for monitoring waterway health. Come join the Werribee Riverkeeper and other citizen scientists at this

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Friends of the Lower Werribee River

This monthly conservation group meet on the 1st Thursday of the month, February to November to support the health of

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Friends of Cobbledicks Ford Conservation Group – March

Cobbledicks Ford conservation activities occur on the 2nd Friday of the month between 10am – 12noon. All welcome to get

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Sign up for updates

Friends of the Lower Werribee River

This monthly conservation group meet on the 1st Thursday of the month, February to November to support the health of

All Citizen Science
K Road Cliffs, Werribee South

Save Our Soils Water Watch

As part of our Save Our Soils project, we are running monthly water quality testing in Werribee South. Join us

All Citizen Science
Bungey's Hole, Chirnside Park, Werribee

Waterwatch at Bungey’s Hole – March

Waterwatch is a citizen science program for monitoring waterway health. Come join the Werribee Riverkeeper and other citizen scientists at this

All Citizen Science
Bungey's Hole, Chirnside Park, Werribee

Waterwatch at Bungey’s Hole – April

Waterwatch is a citizen science program for monitoring waterway health. Come join the Werribee Riverkeeper and other citizen scientists at this

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Werribee Park Farm, Gate 5, K Road, Werribee South

Riverkeeper Walk at Heritage Fruit Tree Festival

Join the Werribee Riverkeeper for a walk along the Werribee River, behind the amazing Werribee Park Farm. This walk coincides

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Riverbend Historical Park, Heaths Rd Werribee

Paddle the Werribee River!

The Werribee River is a beautiful place, and one of the best ways to experience it is on the water.

All Citizen Science
Bungey's Hole, Chirnside Park, Werribee

Waterwatch at Bungey’s Hole – March

Waterwatch is a citizen science program for monitoring waterway health. Come join the Werribee Riverkeeper and other citizen scientists at this

All Kids

Clean-up Australia Day along Skeleton Creek

Come join a large combined clean-up for this Clean up Australia Day, focussing on the lovely Skeleton Creek. Please save

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