EcoCentre Affliation is open to not-for-profit groups who are engaged in environmental projects and/or community-building activities with an environmental component.
Some entitlements available to EcoCentre Affiliates include generous free access to EcoCentre's meeting and events space, and various support services from EcoCentre staff.
Click here for a comprehensive list of benefits available to Affiliate members.
Visit our membership page to find out how your group can become affiliated with the EcoCentre.
The EcoCentre was created as an 'umbrella group' with the vision of providing support to smaller, like-minded organisations in the form of facilities, infrastructure, equipment and expertise.
Affiliate Membership is available to groups and not-for-profit organisations involved in environmental or community building activities with an environmental component.
To see who our current Affiliate Members are, click here.
Benefits for our Affiliates include:
Hold your next event at the EcoCentre
The City of Port Phillip and Port Phillip EcoCentre worked with 10 local community events to identify the key actions for a school or community event to reduce their litter and waste with the goal to being zero-waste. This project emotionally connected people to St Kilda's local colony of 1300 Little Penguins and inspired participants to reduce harmful litter entanglements when rubbish reaches St Kilda breakwater by wind or rain.
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring it to the St Kilda Repair Café and let one of our volunteer fixers make it as good as new while you learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea.
1-5pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.
Exciting news! The St Kilda Repair Cafe will be back from January 2021!
Garden Working Bees & harvest meal: Fridays 10am - 2pm
The EcoCentre garden is a shared community garden featuring Aboriginal cultural plants, a rain garden, heritage vegetables, a propagation area, heritage fruit trees and an organic waste composting system for the local neighbourhood. The produce is shared by those who help to grow it. It is also an educational garden with a strong focus on sustainable gardening practices.
Port Phillip Baykeeper is partnering with Scouts Victoria to map microplastic litter hotspots across Melbourne, to help us stop plastic pollution at the source before it harms wildlife and waterways.
Map of recorded Tawny Frogmouth sightings in SE Melbourne, reported since December 2010: Please note that this map is only updated with reported sightings monthly.
Brought to you by Trash Puppets and the EcoCentre
Want a birthday party that is unique and fun, whilst ALSO caring for Mother Earth?
Now there's Trash Puppets’ Zero Waste Birthday Parties at the EcoCentre!
Since 2009, the EcoCentre has established strong links with Elders of the local Aboriginal community to assist in their efforts to achieve social justice and improve the health, education and employment opportunities.
In January of 2013, we released our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), endorsed by the Boon Wurrung Foundation and developed to highlight our commitment to continue to build upon and enhance this exisiting working relationship.
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.