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Affiliated Groups

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.

Groups and Organisations membership

Affiliated Membership

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:

Penguin Friendly Events

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.

St Kilda Repair Café

The St Kilda Repair Cafe

The St Kilda Repair Cafe is hosted at the EcoCentre every 2nd Sunday of every month, between 2pm to 5pm. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.

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.

Progress to date (March, 2021):

No. of items fixed No. “almost fixed” (need parts) Saved from landfill
450 131 1256kg

Community Garden

Garden Working Bees & Social Tea:
Fridays 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

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. 

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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.

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