Celebrating the protection of Wetlands around the world
To celebrate World Wetlands Day on 2 February, we’re encouraging everyone to visit and enjoy the wetlands near them.
Our state has more than 37,000 Wetlands that support almost 500 of Victoria’s threatened native species.
The Victorian Government works closely with Catchment Management Authorities and Melbourne Water to help protect and manage our Wetlands.
Strategies and management actions delivered by our partners support improvements to the health of Victoria’s Wetlands, which act as sediment traps and filter nutrients from catchments, helping to protect water quality in rivers, estuaries and marine areas.
Visit Wetlands near you on World Wetlands Day
Reviewed 01 February 2021