Welcome to Port Phillip EcoCentre

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


Join our Schools Team!

We're looking for an experienced, passionate and charismatic Teacher to join our team facilitating programs for primary and secondary school students and staff, and occasionally Early Learning Centres. The position is fixed term, 2 days a week initially, at a salary of approximately $60,000 pro rata, plus superannuation and normal benefits.



This role may be for you if you are

  • committed to sustainability principles and practice
  • experienced in designing and delivering curriculum
  • passionate about building school-community partnerships for practical action
  • familiar with local ecology and current sustainability issues
  • qualified as a teacher, ResourceSmart Schools facilitator or youth leadership facilitator


Curriculum experience with secondary schools considered favourably.

Download the Position Description and Key Selection Criteria here.

Applications should be made by email to applications@ecocentre.com by COB Monday 14 September. Please attach your CV and a document addressing the Key Selection Criteria. Please indicate in your email when you would be available to start.







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.


Elwood Poetry Prize 2015

Event date: 
20 August 2015 - 5:00pm

The Seventh Annual Elwood Poetry Prize 2015 attracted the talents of local poets of all ages, including over 200 from students. The EcoCentre helps organise this popular competition in collaboration with Cr Jane Touzeau. This year's theme is Walk, so poems need to address that theme. Entries close 20 August 2015.

Change to public opening hours

The EcoCentre team are spending our days where we love to be: researching on beaches, working with community groups and teaching in schools!

Our EcoHouse is currently open by appointment only.

Engage the family at your EcoCentre

Did you know that you can join up to EcoCentre with a Household Membership?  Engage the family more actively in EcoCentre life while supporting sustainable and conservation initiatives in the Port Phillip Bay area.