Please contribute to Port Phillip EcoCentre!


Your donation before June 30 will maximise your tax return. 
The time has come the Penguin said!

The time has come the 'Penguin' said to talk of many things:

Of cash and tax and paying back: give EcoCentre wings!


At the EcoCentre we do essential work protecting Port Phillip Bay and the land. We spearhead citizen science: shell surveys, penguin pampering,and litter lampooning. We work with the community to educate, change, protect, and restore. We encourage young minds to connect with their local place. 


Be the wind beneath our wings with your tax deductible donation.

If you would like to talk to one of our friendly staff about our work or donating, feel free to ring us on 9534 0670. 

The EcoCentre is a vibrant community hub, reconnecting people to the natural world and building relationships to inspire, educate and demonstrate.

For more information on what your gift will provide see here.





Something to tweet about:
2016 UN Award Winner, and KVB Awards Finalist

Following the recent recognition of Bronnie and Gio as winners of the ieLLEN Outstanding Individual Achievement Awards for their respective age categories... We are delighted to announce our teenage Youth Ambassador Gio has won the UN World Enviornment Day Award in the Individual category! Read the Herald Sun's write-up on Gio's win here.

Gio at UN World Environment Day Awards with the Honourable Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau and our Minister for Environment, Energy, Climate Change the Honourable Lily d'Ambrosio.

Gio has volunteered and worked since age 11 in the cause of urban ecology. His passionate expertise and education on local species resonates with young and old. Come celebrate his big win with us on Satuday July 9, and see him craft and demo his famed nestboxes that provide a home for displaced wildlife. Find full details and book in here.

We're also proud to annouce our Well Waters: Elster Creek Pilot project was a finalist in the Community category.

On top of that we have several further exciting nominations for EcoCentre team members and community projects in the Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards.

Thank you to our incredible community, volunteers, staff and students for your collaborations with us to make ongoing positive impacts! We are humbled and inspired by the company of our fellow nominees.


Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards

Clean Beach/Waterways Baykeeper Catchment Education & Winter By the Waves
Environmental Sustainability Well Waters Workbees: Elster Creek Pilot
Young Leaders Gio Fitzpatrick, Youth Wildlife Ambassador



Families dig Baykeeper Citizen Science!

Watch our latest video on Citizen Science - everyday people recording aspects of the environment so qualified scientists can answer big questions!

We're regularly running events at beaches all around Port Phillip Bay. These are group activities that are perfect for all the family including young children. We'd love you to join us or get your school involved by contacting


You can easily subscribe to our youtube channel EcoTV to be alerted to new videos.




The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukit Willam 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.

We proudly work in partnership with Arweet Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.