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The City of Port Phillip is blessed with a number of outstanding, active, environmental groups that serve our community. Contact one to find out how you can get involved. 


Port Phillip Eco Centre

The EcoCentre is a not-for-profit, community-managed, environment group, providing a base for affiliate groups involved in activities that promote biodiversity, environmental sustainability and community action.

earthcare st kilda

Earthcare St Kilda is a non-profit volunteer group. Formed in 1989, volunteers help enhance and protect the natural land and marine environments of the City of Port Phillip and Elster Creek. 

Friends of Westgate Park

The Friends group is made up of enthusiastic volunteers, passionate about Westgate Park and the natural environment. Their vision is to transform the Park into a bushland setting for locally Indigenous plants and animals.

Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) 

JECO is a not-for-profit organisation, set up to emphasise and deepen the Jewish commitment to sustainability and to raise awareness within and beyond the Jewish community about Judaism’s strong environmental message.

St Kilda Community Gardens Club

St Kilda Community Gardens Club provides a facility to allow local residents to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables, and encourages members to work as a group to maintain and improve the facility.

Friends of St Kilda Botanical Gardens

The Friends of the St Kilda Botanic Gardens Inc tackles projects including maintenance and restoration of these heritage gardens by encouraging community members to become involved in the gardens and participate in activities including hands-on gardening, social events, skills building, fund-raising and advocacy.


Veg Out is a St Kilda institution, an organic, chemical-free plot garden run entirely by volunteers. Members, friends, families and community groups, plus plenty of local actors, musicians and artists, all enjoy getting their hands into the soil.

St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op (SKINC)

SKINC was formed in 1995 by a few dedicated people who were interested in the Indigenous sandbelt plants of Melbourne. They began producing plants for the then City of St. Kilda. The Co-op now produces over 100,000 plants a year.

Transition Port Phillip 

Transition Port Phillip's vision is to inspire and enhance connectedness and sustainable living in the diverse Bayside community.

L.I.V.E.- Locals Into Victoria’s Environment 

LIVE is a non-profit, community organisation whose goal is to reduce the human contribution to, and the impact of, climate change on our planet. They do this by creating and delivering information, facilitating actions, involvement in campaigns and influencing decision makers.

Beach Patrol 

Beach Patrol is an organised network of volunteers, community beach cleaning groups each originated under and proudly part of the Beach Patrol Movement in Melbourne. Each group is defined by its suburb and is comprised of residents of that suburb.

Te-Arai Community Garden

Te-Arai Community Garden aims to be a bountiful, colourful, safe and shared community space, fostering community togetherness, respect and trust. A space for gardeners of all ages and cultures to appreciate the opportunity to grow and share fresh produce and gardening tips. A space for the whole neighbourhood.

Friends of Elster Creek

Friends of Elster Creek is a sub-group of Friends of St Kilda. They hold a range of activities at Elster Creek and Elwood Canal including: monthly Sunday Creek Clean up, bird surveys, revegetation and monthly Waterwatch water quality testing.