The plant's lagoons, grasslands and coastline provide an ideal and varied habitat for tens of thousands of birds and other significant wildlife due to the permanent water and food supply and little interference from humans.

If you are a birdwatcher, or interested in learning more about birdwatching at the Western Treatment Plan (WTP), click FOLLOW at the top of this page to receive interesting updates about our birds, and be informed when there are changes to site access and important safety news. There will also be opportunities for you to share your knowledge and experience.

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Plan your next birdwatching trip

You must have approval to birdwatch at the Western Treatment Plant, and once you have an access permit you must follow all signage and COVID-safe requirements, including Melbourne Water’s updated COVID-19 vaccination policy, upon entering the site.

All of the booking information can be found on our main website, but here are some quick links to make it easier.