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.
Please note: The Melton Recreational Reserve area will be closed to the public while we undertake some minor repairs,. Remember, this is a great facility for picnics and fishing. Help us keep it that way and let us know on 1300 139 150 if you see any vandalism or inappropriate behaviour.
Hours of Operation
The Melton recreational area is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm daily.
Facilities and What to Do
Melton Reservoir is a popular area for walking, fishing and picnicking. The reservoir has a large number of snags and for safety reasons, no boating is allowed other than under the control of the Melbourne Runabout and Speedboat Club.
Facilities at our Recreation Area Include:
Brochures and Maps
Things to Note
Note that Blue Green Algae outbreaks may affect access from time to time.
- check our BGA alerts page for more information
Note that public events such as boat races are held from time to time.
- for details, see the Melbourne Runabout and Speedboat Club page
You must take your litter home with you. Camping, firearms and horses are not permitted. Dogs must be on leads at all times.
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Melton Reservoir (also known as Exford Weir) is located on the Werribee River approximately 6kms south of Melton – VicRoad Reference Map 97 G4.