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Our Vision

We envision

An empowered community, actively cultivating long-term environmental well-being​.


What drives us 

We are passionate about supporting people to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to reduce waste and curtail consumption. We believe all citizens should have equitable access to clean air and water, viable soil, and renewable energy. We know that enhancing biodiversity is critical to a functional urban ecosystem.

Our mission is to build relationships, educate and demonstrate sustainable environmental practice and strengthen people's connection to the natural world.

Our values are: respect for our First Peoples and their cultures; integrity; inclusiveness; reciprocity.

How we do it

At the EcoCentre we use the physical world as our classroom to connect people with their natural world. Each of our programs are tailor-made through a local lens and focus on collaboration and community connectedness.

We work as part of a wide network of individuals, groups and organisations and our collective impact since 1999 has transformed the way Melbourne understands wildlife, waterways and wellbeing in the age of climate change.


Please click here to access our constitution, strategic plan, and annual reports.

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.