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 Education
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

All Litter
Corner of Farm and Newmarket Rd, Werribee.

Riverwalk Estate clean-up

This month we will clean within the Riverwalk Estate, that backs right onto the Werribee River, and gateway into Werribee

All Education

Healthy Gardens Workshop

Discover how you can create a garden that supports wildlife, and low-cost ways to grow your own food.

All Education
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

All Litter
Corner of Farm and Newmarket Rd, Werribee.

Riverwalk Estate clean-up

This month we will clean within the Riverwalk Estate, that backs right onto the Werribee River, and gateway into Werribee

All Education

Healthy Gardens Workshop

Discover how you can create a garden that supports wildlife, and low-cost ways to grow your own food.

All Education
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

All Litter
Corner of Farm and Newmarket Rd, Werribee.

Riverwalk Estate clean-up

This month we will clean within the Riverwalk Estate, that backs right onto the Werribee River, and gateway into Werribee

All Litter
Pierbrook Park Playground, Wyndham Vale

Love Our Street 3024: Clean Up Pierbrook Park Playground

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

All Education
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

All Education

Healthy Gardens Workshop

Discover how you can create a garden that supports wildlife, and low-cost ways to grow your own food.

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

All Education

Healthy Gardens Workshop

Discover how you can create a garden that supports wildlife, and low-cost ways to grow your own food.

All Regeneration
To be confirmed

Friends of the lower Werribee River – July event

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

All Kids
Merribah Way, Truganina: https://maps.app.goo.gl/GZBc4grtZmRtTdTR8

Truganina Community Planting Day and BBQ

Come along to our community planting day and BBQ and help revegetate your local neighbourhood! The Werribee River Association are

All Citizen Science
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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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

All Education

Dragonflies @ Dianella – school holiday program

A special celebration of dragonflies, one of the most amazing fliers in the insect world.

All Kids
Merribah Way, Truganina: https://maps.app.goo.gl/GZBc4grtZmRtTdTR8

Truganina Community Planting Day and BBQ

Come along to our community planting day and BBQ and help revegetate your local neighbourhood! The Werribee River Association are

@werribee_river_association

Platypus image credit Doug Gimesy