Our Response to COVID-19: Online Workshops and Presentations

We’re keeping our volunteers, staff, educators, students, and broader community safe.

The EcoCentre is adapting our programs based on expert public health advice. Until further notice, the EcoCentre will be connecting you to nature online.

We're launching a series of Thursday 6pm workshops and presentations.

Curious about home compost? Thought up a great tip for being actively green during quarantine? To help our staff work flexibly, chatting to us by email is best:

If you’re self-isolating, take care of your mental health and wellbeing by remaining connected to nature. Try and find time to sit in your garden or on your balcony, or do some mindfulness activities from home. Just remember to maintain recommended social distance of 1.5m. Stay green during quarantine!

Information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly changing and updated here. If you are concerned, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. 

Our planet still needs our care. We're still doing what needs to be done!
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Progress and action for our blue planet on World Ocean Day
by Vanessa Shambrook, Impact Team Leader We live on a blue planet, with oceans and seas covering more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface. Our oceans and seas are a vital part of planetary health and help regulate our climate, feed us, support our economy and provide roughly half of Earth’s oxygen. Today […]
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Discovering What Citizen Science Means to Us – Volunteer Week 2022
National Volunteer Week (16 May to 22 May) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of every volunteers’ vital dedication towards a better society. During this week, we’re sharing stories from a range of wonderful EcoCentre volunteers; exemplifying why we’re ‘Better Together’ when it comes to caring for our land, water, wildlife and wellbeing. Continue reading for […]
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From Garden to Table; our Friday Gardening Group
Remember Show and Tell in primary school? Well, Friday Gardening Group are still doing it at the Eco –Centre! We start each Friday morning session with an array of wonderful things gardeners bring in, sharing our knowledge of the amazing plants in our local area. Did you know that edible pine nuts come from pine […]
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EcoHouse Memories – Stories Under The Tree Part 2
In February 2022, after two decades of success and growth the EcoCentre farewelled the humble brick EcoHouse as it prepared to redevelop a purpose-built and sustainable building on the same site. People gathered under the tree to share their memories, and to celebrate the EcoHouse Cottage, this organisation, and the people.  This is Part 2 […]
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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.