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.

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Vic Fish Ed is an interactive Fisheries education group from us at the Victorian Fisheries Authority. It’s for community, teachers, educators and students to share ideas and resources, all in the name of education, appreciation and stewardship of our marine and freshwater environments, animals, plants, fish and fishing.

Our education team are based at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre in Queenscliff and deliver programs state-wide. We are really excited to welcome you to this group for additional resources and activities and to stay connected.

Just search Vic Fish Ed on Facebook and request to join then get sharing and posting!

Holiday programs

Our spring holiday program went digital and was a great success!

Join our mailing list to keep up to date with our holiday programs and activities

Please email marine.discovery@vfa.vic.gov.au and ask to be put on the holiday mailing list or join our Facebook group.

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Visit this page to see the activities that we had during the spring holiday program.

Opening times for general public

Sadly our community hours (Mondays – 10am to 11am) are currently 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 program

Please contact the centre on 5258 3344 or marine.discovery@vfa.vic.gov.au to discuss our education programs. We are open to limited bookings for schools in regional Victoria.

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 Volunteer program

Our volunteer programs are currently 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!