Our Mission

Protecting Water Quality

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

Re-establish natural habitat

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

Attractive natural places

Providing attractive natural places for people to access and enjoy


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

Book us for an educational experience

We offer a Be Waterways Smart Educational Program, including Riverkeeper Walks, Mad About Platypus sessions, River Detectives, Litter Champions, Habitat Restoration, and more…

All programs can be adapted to suit your needs, timeframes, location etc.

We also invite educators of sustainability-themed workshops to contact us as we plan to grow all our educational programs and services.

We invite you to speak further with our Education Manager.

Iconic Photos of Wyndham photo comp 2021

Werribee River Association invites community members to submit their photos to the Iconic Photos of Wyndham photo competition, to showcase our landscapes and waterways, birdlife, and photos that tell a story in an outdoor setting, in Wyndham.

Iconic Photos of Wyndham photo competition is for all skill levels and open to locals – people who live, work or study in the City of Wyndham. 3 prizes of $250 each will be awarded.

Entrants can upload up to 5 photos per category, using images the prize categories as creative prompts.

The prize categories include:

  • Iconic landscapes and/or waterways in Wyndham
  • Wyndham Birdlife
  • A photo that tells a story, located in an outdoor space in Wyndham – please include a few words to describe the story

Entries open close 1 September 2021.

Join Us

The Werribee River Association has a proud history of volunteer activism, community engagement and now employs a small team of staff, supporting our Landcare, Litter Blitz, Citizen Science, and Educational sessions.

WRA began in 1981 with a small group of citizens concerned about the degradation of the Werribee River and the impacts of urbanisation. Their legacy remains today. 

We welcome your enquiry and involvement, as we continue to grow our capacity to be a community environmental leader of the Werribee catchment.


Werribee River Association staff and board acknowledge and respect the Traditional Owners of the land and waterways upon which we work. We acknowledge and respect the deep connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have to country and pay respect to Elders’ past and present and emerging.