Queenscliff Marine Discovery Centre, Victoria

Web site: http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/mdc

The Depart­ment of Pri­mary Indus­tries pro­vides edu­ca­tion and eco-tourism ser­vices through the Marine Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre in Queen­scliff. Located on the shores of Swan Bay in Queen­scliff approx­i­mately one and half hours from Mel­bourne, our cen­tre pro­vides a unique loca­tion to learn about the plants and ani­mals that inhabit our coast and marine environment.

The Marine Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre pro­vides curriculum-based edu­ca­tion for early child­hood, school and ter­tiary groups as well as pro­grams for the gen­eral com­mu­nity. In addi­tion we offer a num­ber of spe­cialised pro­grams such as work expe­ri­ence, vol­un­teer train­ing, friends group and sand dune reveg­e­ta­tion program.

Our facil­i­ties include a visitor’s aquar­ium, stu­dent lab­o­ra­tory, class­room, a resource room and an edu­ca­tional gift shop and we are also ide­ally located for field activ­i­ties being sur­rounded by a diverse range of habi­tats includ­ing rocky shores, mud­flats, salt marshes, sea­grass mead­ows, man­groves, sand dunes and tem­per­ate reefs. The major­ity of activ­i­ties are con­ducted in Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries.

MDCA is proudly sup­ported by: