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Port Phillip EcoCentre

Port Phillip EcoCentre


The Port Phillip EcoCentre is a not-for-profit organisation that works with Melbourne's community, business, educators and government to protect and enhance our living environment from the 'burbs to the Bay. Our unique method uses community passion and expertise as its renewable energy source.

In the context of extreme societal change, it’s more important than ever that we take strong environmental action.

Looking for a sustainable gift? Make a donation to receive a plant gift certificate to surprise someone special! 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

How will your tax-deductible donation be used?

Connecting our community to their local environment

  • Education for 140+ schools and 87,000 community members annually to protect and restore life in Port Phillip Bay and its catchments
  • Partnering with Indigenous cultural organisations to share knowledge and unique perspectives of the Bay
  • Wildlife and plant walks through our local gardens, beaches, and urban forests

Empowering sustainable 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 indicator species, pest seastars and beach erosion

Transforming systems for positive environmental change

  • Australian-first research quantifying the amount and source of microplastic pollution in the Bay through citizen science
  • Coastal protection in a changing climate through measuring the impact of ‘living breakwaters’ to reduce coastal erosion and create 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

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.


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.