Explore Victoria's best birdwatching site

Home to more than 284 species of birds, the Western Treatment Plant is a haven for birdwatching.

The plant contains ten distinct habitats for wildlife with lagoons, grasslands, wetlands and the coastline providing an abundance of water and food.The plant is home to many animals and reptiles, including the endangered Growling Grass Frog and the threatened Fat-tailed Dunnart.

The area around the plant is a thriving haven for tens of thousands of birds and is listed as a wetland of international significance under the Ramsar Convention.

You must apply for a permit to bird watch at the Western Treatment Plant. All visits must be registered and special permits obtained to access some areas.

Birds at WTP

Take a look at some of the species that call the Western Treatment Plant home.