Formation of the Werribee River Catchment

The formation of the Werribee River catchment is a fascinating physiographical tale.  More than 50 million years ago, the Werribee River was merely a stream flowing westwards to join the Moorabool River. This explanation was outlined in Condon’s treatise on the geology of the lower Werribee River 19511.

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Strategic Matters

WRIVA has always believed it must act strategically in order to achieve better outcomes for the Werribee River and its catchment.  The need to do so was first illustrated in initiatives to form a body to protect the Werribee River as noted in a local report by Werribee Jaycees on the health of the river and its wildlife, in 1972.1

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Get Involved!

What can WRIVA do for you?

  • Provides opportunities for you to participate in hands on environmental activities
  • Develops your knowledge of the natural world
  • Encourages you to share your knowledge
  • Makes you a valued individual and a leader in your community


The Werribee River Association is a community-based interest group that is endeavouring to preserve and improve the Werribee River. The River Association undertakes a constant works programme and is involved in most consultations, which affect the Werribee River. The Association was formed in 1981 from the remnants of The Werribee Association.

The Werribee River Association meets in the Old Shire Offices on the corner of Duncans Rd and Watton St at 7.30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month. The works program is held on the 1st Saturday of the month at 1.30 pm.

If you are interested in the Werribee River Association drop into one of the meetings or write to:
Werribee River Association Inc.
PO Box 74,
Werribee, Vic. 3030

If you would like to join us send the following information by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Annual memberships currently cost $10 for individuals and $20 for families.

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