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.
Note: Because of low water levels, the entire waterway is now a 5 Knot zone (speed restrictions in place).
Land-based fishing is permitted anywhere on the reservoir shoreline accessed via Clarkes Road or Waterford Estate. Non-powered craft can access the reservoir from Clarkes Road, however they must remain north of the railway bridge.
The Melton Recreational Reserve (picnic) area is closed to the public until September 2019, while repairs are completed.
The reservoir has a large number of snags and for safety reasons, no boating south of the railway bridge is allowed other than under the control of the Melbourne Runabout and Speedboat Club.
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.