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.

Check out our Summer events

The Werribee River Association invites you to our following Summertime community events and activations, supporting environmental stewardship, care for country and waterways, and building social connections. There is a lot to choose from… This list is a guide – and we invite you to go to our Eventbrite page or Facebook page to see these and other listings and booking protocols.

Program dates for 2022

Our normal Litter and Landcare programs, plus some new ones, will resume in 2022.

To see the full list of our programs, please Download our Programs 2022 for all of our main and ongoing Litter Blitz and Landcare programs with the Werribee River Association. 

Love Our Patch project

Is there a patch of public space around you that could do with a little care? Maybe some new trees, plants, weeding or a clean-up?

We’d love to hear from you! And we’d love to help!

Facilitated by local resident Jess Fairfax, The Werribee River Association’s Love Our Patch project aims to empower local residents with the community connections, volunteer support, skills, and resources necessary to care for their local environment.

Love Our Patch will consist of a series of community events, meetups, monthly walks, “blitz’s” and spot cleans, and other bright ideas on caring for people and places.

Together we can love our patch.

For more info and expressions of interest contact Jess


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.