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Melton Reservoir

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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.
Location

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.