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Melton Reservoir

Recreational facilities CLOSED

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in greater Melbourne, our shared facilities at Melton Reservoir are currently CLOSED.

Please remember that, at Melton Reservoir when open, powered boating is restricted to the members of the Melton Runabout and Speedboat Club. Non-powered craft are permitted on the water north of the bridge.

See the latest information on restrictions on the Victorian Government website.


Melton Reservoir, located to the west of Melbourne near the township of Melton, is a popular area for passive recreation. The reservoir provides water for farmers throughout the Werribee Irrigation District. This means that levels can change throughout the year.

The Melton Recreational Reserve picnic area has reopened to the public and facilities include a playground, bbqs and toilets. 

Land-based fishing is permitted anywhere on the reservoir shoreline accessed via Clarkes Road or Waterford Estate.

Powered boating south of the railway bridge is under the control of the Melbourne Runabout and Speedboat Club.

Non-powered craft can access the reservoir from Clarkes Road, however they must remain north of the railway bridge.

Not permitted

While visiting our facilities you are not permitted to:

  • camp or stay overnight
  • have fires or fire pits
  • leave rubbish - all our sites are carry in carry out zones
  • reserve any picnic areas
  • drive or ride motorbikes along the shoreline or in fenced areas
  • enter prohibited areas
  • vandalise the facilities
  • hunt, carry or discharge a firearm
  • ride or walk horses anywhere, including in the water.

Melton Reservoir (also known as Exford Weir) is located on the Werribee River approximately 6kms south of Melton – VicRoads Reference Map 97 G4.

Melton Reservoir (also known as Exford Weir) is located on the Werribee River approximately 6kms south of Melton – VicRoad Reference Map 97 G4.

Southern Rural Water acknowledges and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we work and live, and we respect their deep and ongoing connection to Country. For more about the First Nations peoples on whose Country we work, click here.