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.




EcoCentre Annual Report

Read what we achieved last year in our 2014-15 Annual Report.

Well Waters

One of our exciting current projects is Well Waters. Check out Klyti during a recent gardening bee, standing in our new Water (re)Cycle section of the classroom! Thanks to the Well Waters project from the Victorian Government which supported the above-ground raingarden and BioFilta food wall... all thriving without any manual watering. With a big El NiƱo and resulting droughts predicted this year, we are thankful to all the community members who have installed rainwater tanks through the Well Waters program. There are still Well Waters Workbees cool community events to get involved in, in order to earn yourself (or your neighbour or local school) a tank before the year's end!






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.