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 Citizen Science
Bungey's Hole

Waterwatch – June

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

All Litter
Wyndham Vale Shopping Area, Green's Rd

Love Our Street 3024: Clean Up Wyndham Vale Shopping Area

Come join the Love Our Street 3024 team for a social morning clean-up in Manor Lakes and Wyndham Vale. We

All Citizen Science
Talliver Terrace Park, Truganina

Science at Skeleton Creek

Calling all citizen scientists! Join us for a monthly walk along Skeleton Creek, Truganina to collect some water samples. We’ll

All Citizen Science
Bungey's Hole

Waterwatch – June

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

All Litter
Wyndham Vale Shopping Area, Green's Rd

Love Our Street 3024: Clean Up Wyndham Vale Shopping Area

Come join the Love Our Street 3024 team for a social morning clean-up in Manor Lakes and Wyndham Vale. We

All Citizen Science
Talliver Terrace Park, Truganina

Science at Skeleton Creek

Calling all citizen scientists! Join us for a monthly walk along Skeleton Creek, Truganina to collect some water samples. We’ll

All Litter
Wyndham Vale Shopping Area, Green's Rd

Love Our Street 3024: Clean Up Wyndham Vale Shopping Area

Come join the Love Our Street 3024 team for a social morning clean-up in Manor Lakes and Wyndham Vale. We

All Citizen Science
Talliver Terrace Park, Truganina

Science at Skeleton Creek

Calling all citizen scientists! Join us for a monthly walk along Skeleton Creek, Truganina to collect some water samples. We’ll

All Litter
K Road Cliffs

Beach Patrol 3030: Clean Up K Road Cliffs

Beach Patrol 3030 meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 11:30am-12:30pm to clean the beaches and waterways in

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Talliver Terrace Park, Truganina

Science at Skeleton Creek

Calling all citizen scientists! Join us for a monthly walk along Skeleton Creek, Truganina to collect some water samples. We’ll

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online

Wombat Forest discovery talk

Wombat Forest - a place of biodiversity and wonder, yet under threat from salvage logging destruction. How can this be

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Point Cook Community Learning Centre

Love Our Street 3030 Point Cook: Boardwalk Wetlands and Main Street

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

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To be confirmed

Friends of the lower Werribee River – June event

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

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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

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Werribee River Park, see event description for access info

Friends of Werribee River Park

Come and join Friends of Werribee River Park on Saturday June 15, and spend a morning on this beautiful part

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Bungey's Hole

Waterwatch – June

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

All Citizen Science
Talliver Terrace Park, Truganina

Science at Skeleton Creek

Calling all citizen scientists! Join us for a monthly walk along Skeleton Creek, Truganina to collect some water samples. We’ll

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Please book or email for access info

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

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Talliver Terrace Park, Truganina

Science at Skeleton Creek

Calling all citizen scientists! Join us for a monthly walk along Skeleton Creek, Truganina to collect some water samples. We’ll

All Education
online

Wombat Forest discovery talk

Wombat Forest - a place of biodiversity and wonder, yet under threat from salvage logging destruction. How can this be

All Education

Bats & Bugs – school holiday program

Discover the world of bugs with displays, activities and crafts. Learn about mysterious microbats, their amazing lives and talents, and

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Platypus image credit Doug Gimesy