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.

Our online sessions are FREE

With the commencement of our new Education Manager in September 2021, we invite you to book a free online session.

The sessions available are:

Platypus – learn how we can protect

Landscapes of the Werribee catchment

The Story of Eels

We can also offer multiple presentations to the one group booking.

Supporting our natural environment starts with education about the value of our plants, animals, and waterways. 

This offer is available for 2021 as we anticipate in-person sessions for 2022.

Contact us to arrange a session or two.

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.