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.

Western Treatment Plant augmented reality app

We’re rolling out the welcome mat to you at Melbourne’s largest sewage treatment plant! Step through a virtual doorway to explore breathtaking views of the Western Treatment Plant from your home or classroom, by using our augmented reality (AR) app.

Explore key sites

Two screenshots of the app, showing virtual doorway leading into the plant in a living room and aerial view of the lagoons

This app is a fun and interactive way of experiencing the Western Treatment Plant and seeing it with your own eyes!

Using the power of AR, tour stunning 360-degree views of each stage of the sewage treatment process, including:

  • primary treatment
  • secondary treatment
  • tertiary treatment

Learn more about using the app by watching this video.

Download the app

The app is available for free on both Apple and Android devices.

AR icon overlaid onto an aerial photo of the Western Treatment Plant

Download for iOS  Download for Android

For the full experience, use the app then continue on to our Western Treatment Plant Virtual Tour to access more features, including videos and fun facts about the sewage treatment process and the biodiversity and heritage values of this iconic site.

Take the virtual tour online

Teaching resources

After exploring the app, teachers can extend their students’ learning by getting them to take the short Sewage Challenge quiz:

We’ve also developed the following resource for Year 7–8 geography students to use in conjunction with a visit to the Western Treatment Plant – whether online, or in person! Teachers should select the lessons most suitable for their students.

Western Treatment Plant Virtual Tour – Year 7 and 8 Geography

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Last updated:
5 October 2022