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

All Regeneration
Cobbledick's Ford

Friends of Cobbledick’s Ford

Come join the Friends of Cobbledicks Ford for conservation work in the reserve! A fun, social and educational environment on

All Litter
Wyndham Harbour - carpark/playground area

Beach Patrol 3030: Clean up Wyndham Harbour

This month the Beach Patrol 3030 clean-up group will be cleaning along the coastline at Wyndham Harbour, and we need

All Regeneration
Werribee River Park, see event description for access info

Friends of Werribee River Park

Come and join Friends of Werribee River Park on Saturday July 20, and spend a morning on this beautiful part

All Regeneration
Cobbledick's Ford

Friends of Cobbledick’s Ford

Come join the Friends of Cobbledicks Ford for conservation work in the reserve! A fun, social and educational environment on

All Litter
Wyndham Harbour - carpark/playground area

Beach Patrol 3030: Clean up Wyndham Harbour

This month the Beach Patrol 3030 clean-up group will be cleaning along the coastline at Wyndham Harbour, and we need

All Regeneration
Werribee River Park, see event description for access info

Friends of Werribee River Park

Come and join Friends of Werribee River Park on Saturday July 20, and spend a morning on this beautiful part

All Litter
Wyndham Harbour - carpark/playground area

Beach Patrol 3030: Clean up Wyndham Harbour

This month the Beach Patrol 3030 clean-up group will be cleaning along the coastline at Wyndham Harbour, and we need

All Kids
Jamieson Way Community Centre- 59 Jamieson Way, Point Cook

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook: Clean Up Cheetham Creek

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook meets at 10am the 4th Saturday of the month. Changing location each month, the

All Litter
Corner Treeve Pky & Fairhall Ave, Werribee.

Clean-up at Harpley Estate

This month we will clean around the constructed and natural waterways in Harpley Estate. All equipment provided. BYO water bottle

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All Regeneration
Cobbledick's Ford

Friends of Cobbledick’s Ford

Come join the Friends of Cobbledicks Ford for conservation work in the reserve! A fun, social and educational environment on

All Regeneration
Werribee River Park, see event description for access info

Friends of Werribee River Park

Come and join Friends of Werribee River Park on Saturday July 20, and spend a morning on this beautiful part

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All Kids
Jamieson Way Community Centre- 59 Jamieson Way, Point Cook

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook: Clean Up Cheetham Creek

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook meets at 10am the 4th Saturday of the month. Changing location each month, the

All Kids
Point Cook Community Learning Centre - 1/21 Cheetham Street Point Cook

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

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook meets at 10am the 4th Saturday of the month. Changing location each month, the

All Kids
Saltwater Community Centre Carpark, 153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook: Clean up Saltwater Community Centre Car Park

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook meets at 10am the 4th Saturday of the month. Changing location each month, the

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Platypus image credit Doug Gimesy