A world class ecosystem in Melbourne's backyard

The Western Treatment Plant (WTP) is a little known treasure within an hour's drive from the centre of Melbourne.

The site is known for its waste treatment plant facility that uses a number of lagoons and natural systems to treat Melbourne's sewage, but offers many more wonders and experiences for the community to explore.

The YourSay page for the Western Treatment Plant provides the community with the latest news about this iconic site as well as opportunities for the community to get involved in future projects.

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See the highlights of WTP


Listed as a wetland of international significance, Western Treatment Plant is a haven for birds and birdwatchers alike.

What we're working on

The Western Treatment Plant is a hive of activity and features world-class infrastructure as well as leading environmental innovation. We have a number of projects underway that will help to improve plant operations and benefit the wider community. Learn more below about one of our latest projects:

Take a virtual tour of WTP

We offer a range of tours for different members of the community and invite you to learn how the plant works and its environmental significance.

Following COVID-19 restrictions, the site has reopened to birdwatchers but is still closed to all other visitors. You can, however, experience WTP from the safety and comfort of your home or classroom through guided and self-guided virtual experiences.