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 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.

We are not open to the general public during the school terms.

Holiday programs

Our next holiday program will be in the Autumn holidays.
The program can be found here or under holiday program in the box on the left

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


Vic Fish Ed is an interactive Fisheries education group. 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!

Schools Education program

We are open to bookings for schools/ home-educator groups.

See our schools programs here

Please use the booking form to request a booking

We will then contact you with availability and to discuss the programs.

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

Volunteer program

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

More info here