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 currently not open.

Spring Holiday program - coming to your inbox!

The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre is hosting a digital holiday program on weekdays during the September School Holidays

Each day we will be sending an activity out to everybody on our Mailing list.

If you wish to have activities emailed to you please email marine.discovery@vfa.vic.gov.au and ask to be put on the holiday mailing list.

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 and Volunteer programs

Our Schools or 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!