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.




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2016 UN and KVB Awards Finalists

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 several further exciting nominations for EcoCentre team members and community projects. 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.

UN Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards

Community Award Finalist Well Waters: Elster Creek Pilot
Individual Award Finalist Gio Fitzpatrick, Youth Wildlife Ambassador

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!




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.


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.