As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Learning resources and tours

Two students in front of interpretive signage within the Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre

Our free educational resources focus on water and the water cycle, Melbourne’s local waterways, and environmental conservation – for a variety of ages and learning formats. Interested in a more tailored experience? Book a guided tour of one of our sites.

For students

Build your water knowledge with our fun activities for all ages: from virtual tours and games, to things to make or do at home, school or outdoors.

For teachers
For teachers

Download lesson plans and classroom activities aligned to the Victorian curriculum F-10, or take part in one of our guided tours or virtual excursions.
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Explore topics

Dive deeper into water issues – past, present and future – with this reading list of articles from across our website.

Natural and urban water cycle
Learn how water moves naturally between the land, ocean and atmosphere, how it ends up in your home – and where it goes from there.

Water facts and history
From high-quality drinking water, to the importance of sewerage and our natural rivers and creeks, we’ve got plenty of facts for you to soak up.

History and heritage
Know the stories behind our water supply, sewerage and waterways, and the vital role they played in Melbourne’s development.

Know your rivers and creeks
Find out what it takes to keep 25,000kms of rivers and creeks healthy. Get to know their history, natural features and wildlife – and the best places to visit – with our guides to the Bass River, Dandenong Creek, Maribyrnong River, Yarra River, and Werribee River.

Environmental issues
From climate change to water conservation, urban cooling and emissions reduction, understand the issues of our time and how you can help.

Expert Connections webinar series
Led by industry professionals, this series on ecological and waterway themes is designed to inform and inspire you – with topics ranging from protecting freshwater turtles to strategic pest animal management.

Be a citizen scientist

Get involved in our Waterwatch citizen science programs and help protect your local river or creek: count frogs, platypus or waterbugs, test water quality or take part in litter action.