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Recreational facilities open

Visitors are reminded to practice good hygiene, and follow current rules for physical distancing and maximum group sizes.

For the latest information on the current restrictions on the Victorian Government website.

Please remember that 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 Train Bridge.


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 is opened to the public and facilities include a playground 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.
  • use the park or picnic areas outside of opening hours
  • undertake any dangerous activities including abseiling, paraflying, shooting and archery.

See also Melton Reservoir prohibited areas

  • Melton Reservoir visitors guide

    Southern Rural Water manages dams and catchments carefully to maintain a high-quality supply of water. We encourage all visitors to work with us to minimise any impact to Melton Reservoir and its surrounds and to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time here.

    Melton Reservoir visitors guide

    More information
    For more information contact us on 1300 139 510.


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