Community Groups and Contacts

City Sustainability - Warrnambool City Council

For more information on what’s happening in your community, contact Warrnambool City Council’s Sustainability Officer and register to stay informed.

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority

Aims to achieve a healthy and sustainable relationship between the natural environment and the community’s use of land and water resources in the Glenelg Hopkins region. Contact us to find out about local projects.

Tel: 5571 2526
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Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP)

DELWP is tasked with creating liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities.

Ph: 5561 9946

Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria manages Victoria's world class network of national, state, regional and metropolitan parks, other conservation reserves, many significant cultural assets and bays and waterways (including the Merri Marine Sanctuary).

Phone: 131 963

Environment Protection Authority Victoria

The mission of the Environment Protection Authority Victoria is to enable the safe, clean and sustainable environment that Victorians seek.

Phone: 1300 372 842

Recycling Near You

Will provide you with recycling information for the Warrnambool City Council area. Using any of their services can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure you place the right thing in the right bin.


Warrnambool Community Garden

The Warrnambool Community Garden is a common ground where all people are welcome to come together to grow, learn, produce and share.
Web: Phone: 0429 928 511

Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Group

Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare group aims to improve biodiversity by protecting and enhancing the coastal environment through active community partnerships and group participation.
Contact: Bruce Campbell Ph: 0431057741
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Friends of Merri Marine Sanctuary

Friends of Merri Marine Sanctuary aims to protect, promote and develop awareness of the unique environment in the Merri Marine Sanctuary.

Contact: Louise Arthur Ph: 0457 760 083
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Making a Difference (MAD) for the Merri

MAD for the Merri aims to monitor, restore and improve the health of the Merri catchment.

Contact: Noni Brislin Warrnambool and DIstrict Landcare Network Facilitator
Ph: 5559 4435

Fishcare South West

Fishcare South West promotes responsible and sustainable attitudes and practices amongst recreational anglers and the wider community

Contact: Justin Harzmeyer Phone: 0437004375
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Friends of Swan Reserve

The Friends of Swan Reserve have developed a native, waterwise garden on Swan Reserve, Raglan Pde, Warrnambool. The group aims to protect and enhance Swan Reserve and ensure it is a beautiful place that can be enjoyed by all.

Contact: Kevin Sparrow Email:

Australian Plants Society - Warrnambool and District

A group of dedicated people working to preserve Australia's unique native plants both in the wild and by growing them in their gardens.

Contact: Kevin Sparrow

Warrnambool Field Naturalists Club

Aims to give opportunities to know and enjoy Australia’s natural environment.

Contact – Shirley Duffield Email -

Warrnambool Wildlife Rescue

Dedicated to caring, helping and rehabilitating injured and orphaned native wildlife in the South West pocket of Victoria.

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Emergency hotline number: 1300 094 535
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BirdLife Warrnambool

Social birding group in Warrnambool

Contact: Peter Barrand Ph: 5527 1712
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Warrnambool Environmental Action Group

Initiating and participating in practical local environmental projects that create positive change towards a more sustainable Warrnambool. Looking for support to join our growing team.

Contact – Adrian Collet Ph: 0422278505
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Basalt to Bay Landcare Network

A not for profit organisation established in 2008. We work with land managers, industry, representative organisations, and community groups across tenure to improve the extent, connectivity, and productivity benefits of native vegetation in the Warrnambool and Moyne Local Government Areas.

Contact our office Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm : Lisette Mill 0408712713