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Port Phillip EcoCentre

Port Phillip EcoCentre

Right now, your Bay is under threat… Invasive species like the Asian Shore Crab and Northern Pacific Seastar pose serious threats to Port Phillip Bay health, habitats and food chains. 

The Port Phillip EcoCentre connects and equips people together to protect our Bay. Our team of scientists, teachers and 3,400+ volunteers educate and inspire people to care for land, water, wildlife and community wellbeing.

“The Asian Shore Crab is a very aggressive predator,” says Port Phillip Baykeeper, Neil Blake OAM. “They reproduce quickly with each female releasing about 200,000 eggs a year, enough to book every seat of the MCG twice!”

You can help stop invasive pests from destroying Port Phillip Bay.

From Scouts and students to scientists, the EcoCentre is connecting and equipping people and groups to tackle pest species for coordinated impact.

Without concerned people like you taking action, pest species will knock the Bay out of balance. In some parts of the world, mass aggregations have already wiped out native species.

Your tax-deductible gift will help to stop pests like the Asian Shore Crab in its tracks – and protect Port Phillip Bay’s precious ecosystems. Plus… 

  • $50 can assist with early detection of destructive species that could invade local land, sea and waterways.
  • $140 can help with hands-on education and community programs for people of all ages to learn, roll up their sleeves, and protect your Bay.
  • $500 can help lead the way to collaborate on solutions backed by evidence - that tackle climate change, enrich biodiversity, and preserve the whole ecosystem.

Will you help save your Bay?

It’s easy to take action today -- donate now for the future of your bay.

Port Phillip Bay -- home to critically endangered Burrunan Dolphins, Little Penguins and a multitude of unique wildlife. People love to swim, dive, snorkel, boat and fish, kite surf and paddleboard, sunbake and celebrate world class beaches and marine parks.

Make a gift today to save your Bay!

You will be sent a tax-deductible gift 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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55a Blessington St.


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Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

We acknowledge the Bunurong, Boonwurrung, Wurundjeri and Wauthurong language groups, the traditional and continuing custodians of the regions where we work. Sovereignty was never ceded for these lands and seas. We pay our respects to Elders and cultural knowledge holders, and in our work we strive to uphold the laws of Bunjil.

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