Events calendar

The EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs host community events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s on near you.

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Events in October 2017

World Habitat Day various

Monday 2nd
12:00am - 12:00am

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.


EstuaryWatch Victoria Photo Competition Closes Corangamite CMA

Monday 2nd
5:00pm - 5:00pm
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To help celebrate 10 years of EstuaryWatch, EstuaryWatch Victoria are running an estuary photo competition that showcases the diversity of estuaries in Victoria.  The prize for the best photo of an estuary is a $100 CSIRO book voucher!!

A selection of photos from the competition will feature in a special 10 years of EstuaryWatch calendar.

Entry requirements

  • Photos must be submitted to rose.herben@ccma.vic.gov.au by Monday October 2, 2017.
  • Photos must feature an estuary in Victoria, Australia.
  • Photographs may have been taken at any time.
  • Photographs may have been taken digitally, using film or phone cameras provided they are of print quality at A4 size.
  • Images should be taken in landscape orientation.
  • All photographs submitted are released to EstuaryWatch Victoria to use for future promotional purposes.

Contact: Rose Herben | Phone: 0467 810 797


Wetland Ecology and Management Units 2017 North Central

Thursday 12th
12:00am - 12:00am

Wetland Ecology and Management courses

Contact: Elaine Bayes | Phone: 0431959085


National Water Week

Sunday 15th
12:00am - 12:00am

This year's National Water Week theme is ‘Water – the Heart of our Culture’. This theme encourages young people to explore how water shapes our everyday lives through recreational activities, the natural world and our community values.

National Water Week 2017 is a call to action, challenging us all to make changes to our day-to-day lives to protect this essential resource which shapes almost everything we do.

It also gives us a huge opportunity to start conversations and encourage people to learn more about the technologies and the people that keep our taps running and ensure Australia has a sustainable water future to support our economy and our communities

Contact: Australian Water Association | Phone: 1300 361 426


Corangamite Waterbug ID training Wye River

Sunday 15th
11:00am - 1:00pm
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Join Waterwatch monitors for waterbug identification training.  New and existing monitors are invited to attend a BBQ Lunch.

All Corangamite Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch events are free but an RSVP is required. Contact the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority on 03 52329100 if you are interested in attending an event.

Contact: Corangamite CMA | Phone: 03 52329100


Wetland Walk and Talk- Darebin Edwards Lake Park, Darebin

Saturday 21st
10:00am - 12:30pm

Celebrate National Water Week by joining City of Darebin and Waterwatch environment staff on an easy walk and talk of the history, environmental benefits and the wonders of wetlands at Edwardes Lake Park in Reservoir

Meet at Pavilion next to children’s Playground, Edwards Lake Park, Griffiths Street, Reservoir map here. Join City of Darebin and Waterwatch environment staff on an easy walk and talk of the history, environmental benefits and the wonders of wetlands. Learn how the City of Darebin is reducing pollution inputs into local creeks with various Water Sensitive Urban Design infrastructure. Get your hands wet testing the water quality and catching local waterbugs. Light refreshments provided. Families are welcome. Free event, but bookings are required here.

Contact: Merri Creek Management Committee | Phone: (03) 9380 8199