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Welcome to the Port Phillip EcoCentre!

Our scientists, educators and volunteers use the outdoor world as our classroom to connect people with local nature. We educate, connect and inspire people to care for land, water, wildlife and community wellbeing.


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RAP Crew Wanted!

Re-vegetate, Activate, Propagate - RAP Crew Needed!

Join activities to enhance the vegetation around the sand dunes of St Kilda West Beach and help us Revegetate, Activate & Propagate plants to revive the habitat for our Little Penguin friends at the end of the St Kilda Pier and Breakwater. Register with the timeslots below and keep an eye on our facebook page for any event changes.

Plant Re-vegetations (West Beach)
Thu, 17 June | 10am to 12pm | 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Thu, 24 June | 10am to 12pm | 12:30 to 2:30pm

Plant Propagations (EcoCentre) 
Fri, 11 June | 10am to 12pm | 1pm to 3pm
Fri, 18 June | 10am to 12pm | 1pm to 3pm
Fri, 25 June | 10am to 12pm

Re-generate Little Penguin Habitat (St Kilda Pier)
Sat, 19 June | 10am to 12pm
Sat, 26 June | 10am to 12pm

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Clean Bay Blueprint

Clean Bay Blueprint

Clean Bay Blueprint is a three-year litter study conducted between July 2017 and June 2020. The project had three aims: to conduct rigorous and replicable methods to quantify plastic pollution through microplastics trawls and beach litter audits; to engage the community in citizen science actvities; and to build partnerships with other organisations that target litter and Bay health.

Learn more about the Clean Bay Blueprint


EcoCentre Redevelopment

EcoCentre Redevelopment

The new EcoCentre will provide space for Melbourne to connect, act and transform.The people of Port Phillip and Greater Melbourne want to live in a greener, cooler, more liveable city. We want to breathe clean air and walk on litter-free beaches. We want our children and grandchildren to swim in a plastic-free bay, to hear birds singing in our parks and gardens, to understand and care about this place we call home. We want our homes and streets to be resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Discover the Redevelopment


Volunteer at the EcoCentre


Volunteers drive our community-powered action, as we work to inspire, educate and demonstrate sustainable environmental practice and strengthen people's connection to the natural world. All volunteers must complete an induction before volunteering with us.

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Unclogging Earth's arteries

Waterways are the arteries of the Earth. Plastic pollution is clogging waterways, endangering wildlife, the climate, and our way of life.

Help us sail towards a plastic-free Port Phillip Bay!



Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.

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