Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre

The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (MFDC) provides education services that create awareness about the importance of commercial and recreational fishing and the marine and freshwater environments.

The MFDC provides curriculum-based education for early childhood, school and tertiary groups as well as specialised programs and programs for the general community.

Our facilities include a visitor's aquarium, student laboratory and classroom and is surrounded by a diverse range of habitats, ideal for field activities such as rock pool rambles and mudflat activities within our intertidal zones.

The centre is open for school/group bookings and holiday programs.

Holiday program

The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre will be open from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July for a Winter school holiday program.

Please note - because of the COVID 19 restrictions the number of people that can be inside the MFDC or on an activity is limited. Bookings are essential.

To find out more details click here.

Opening times for general public

Sadly our community hours (Mondays – 10am to 11am) are still not available.

This decision will be under constant review and all future decisions will be made by the Victorian Fisheries Authority with the aid of government health advice.

Availability of our Schools and Volunteer programs

Our Schools or Volunteer programs are still not available

This decision will be under constant review and all future decisions will be made by the Victorian Fisheries Authority with the aid of government health advice.

Education program

Our experienced and qualified education officers know just how to engage students with exciting experiences both indoors and out

Teacher resources

Download materials for students, find discussion topics and learn more about school excursions at the MDFC

Make a booking

Book a class trip to the MFDC

Volunteer program

Want to get involved? Then we want to hear from you!