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Port Phillip Baykeeper

Neil Blake, OAM, is the award-winning Port Phillip Baykeeper.

Neil is working to keep the Bay in good health today and for future generations, by combining projects of practical action, advocacy and education. As part of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Port Phillip Baykeeper is a non-governmental advocate that is recognised by the local community, government and media. Neil advocates compliance with environmental laws, responds to citizen complaints, identifies problems which affect the Port Phillip Bay, and devises appropriate remedies. We love to work collaboratively, so if you have an idea or a resource to contribute, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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Recent Projects

The Clean Bay Blueprint

An alarming 2.5 billion pieces of litter flow into Port Phillip Bay each year. 85% of these litter items are microplastics.

Street2Bay Microplastics Audits

3,300 hours of volunteering by 500+ Scouts and Scout leaders find Melbourne streets littered by 73% microplastics.

Sunscreen and Bay marine life

80% of species are endemic to Port Phillip Bay. We've teamed up with RMIT to research how sunscreen affects our Bay.


Your Port Phillip Baykeeper monitors the pulse of our Bay, conducting research, action and education on a number of issues such as microplastics, litter, molluscs and shells, citizen science rubric and beach profiling.

Discover Baykeeper Resources

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.