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.


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

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

Please email and ask to be put on the holiday mailing list

or join our Facebook group  #vicfished

Our current holiday program can be found here or  under holiday program in the box on the left

Availability of our Schools program

Please contact the MFDC on 5258 3344 or to discuss our education programs. We are open to bookings for schools/ home-educator groups for the 2021 Schools Year.

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

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.

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!