EstuaryWatch is a citizen science program for monitoring estuary health.
Find out what estuary health data, photos and observations are being collected on your local estuary.
Estuaries are semi-enclosed bodies of water where salt water from the sea mixes with freshwater flowing from the land.
EstuaryWatch monitors water quality, estuary entrance condition, and estuary events.
Explore the EstuaryWatch database here.
View photos contributed by community members passionate about their local waterway.
The EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs host community events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s on near you.
There are 18 active EstuaryWatch groups across Victoria. Click here to find out more about your local group
Kangaroo crossing at Painkalac estuary.
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Subscribe to EstuaryWatch news here.
Each year EstuaryWatch Victoria and its sister program Waterwatch produce an Annual Achievements Report. Access the reports here.
Access EstuaryWatch factsheets, reports, monitoring manual and other resources here.
Links to our partners and other useful information on estuaries here.
Interpreting Estuary Health Data, EstuaryWatch Victoria is a guide to understanding how estuarine health is determined.
The Exploring Estuaries guide provides teachers and educators with a number of fun lesson plans linked to the Australian Curriculum.
Explore local waterways with students with an education program which includes water monitoring kits, resources, professional development and more.
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Supported by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning