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Port Phillip EcoCentre

Port Phillip EcoCentre

The Port Phillip EcoCentre is a not-for-profit organisation that educates and inspires people to care for land, water, wildlife and community wellbeing. Our team of scientists, educators and volunteers use the outdoor world as our classroom to connect people with local nature and each other. 

For all of us, it’s more important than ever that we take strong environmental action. Join in our fight against the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and plastic waste through an online donation:
• $20 to care for our Port Phillip Bay
• $35 to sponsor a student environmental leader
• $50 for critical clean up and plant revegetation activities
• $100 to power Australian-first environmental research


How will your tax-deductible donation be used?

Community connection to nature

  • Education programs for 140+ schools and our 87,000 community members, annually, to regenerate ecosystems in Port Phillip Bay and its catchments
  • Partnerships with Indigenous cultural organisations, sharing knowledge and unique perspectives of the Bay
  • Wildlife and plant experiences at local gardens, beaches, and urban forests

Regenerative environmental action

  • Environmental leadership training and curriculum development for youth and teachers
  • Running our social inclusion community gardening program and community compost centre
  • Baykeeper citizen science projects to monitor Bay health

System transformation

  • Australian-first citizen science research, quantifying amounts and sources of microplastic pollution in the Bay
  • Coastal protection in a changing climate through measuring ‘living breakwaters’, reducing coastal erosion and creating habitat for species
  • Advocacy for sustainable cities that mitigate and adapt to climate change, reduce waste, curtail consumption, and have equitable access to clean air and water, viable soil, and renewable energy


Looking for a sustainable gift? Surprise someone special with a ‘Plant Gift Certificate’! Let us know in your donation message what species you'd like planted, and we'll send you a gift certificate you can print out for family or friends. Choose from the following plants to donate on behalf of your mates:

  • Wildflowers for pollinators
  • Saltbush for the St Kilda penguin colony
  • Flowering shrubs for birds


You will be sent a receipt as soon as your donation is received. If you wish to discuss a donation or bequest please contact April Seymore on 

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Contact Details

55a Blessington St.


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Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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