Located at the Altona Library, the EnviroCentre brings is a central location for sustainability and environmental information.

It strives to provide the community with resources in the form of a selectively curated collection (books, DVDs, magazine, e-resources and equipment) as well as local environmental information on an interactive screen. In addition, an active events calendar empowers and inspires community members to be engaged sustainable citizens.

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EnviroCentre Collection

Other Programs and Events

The EnviroCentre is home to a number of extra initiatives to help make the planet greener.

The EnviroCentre is home to a variety of taxidermied fauna on display (held under DELWP Permit No. 10010539), and community members and groups are welcome to display environmental initiatives or interests in one of our EnviroCentre display cases.

Workshops and programs are listed in our calendar of events, and you can subscribe to the Libraries eNewsletter to find out about upcoming events. You can also catch up with events across Hobsons Bay and sustainability tips with Hobsons Bay City Council eNewsletters Living Green, Ranger Ramblings and My Smart Garden.

Energy Efficiency

Our newer libraries are designed and constructed according to sustainable design principles to keep energy consumption to a minimum. Since 2013, work has been undertaken to increase the energy efficiency of the Altona Library. This has included extensive heating, natural ventilation through louvers and air-conditioning (HVAC), and LED light replacement work across the site. More recent additions have seen 62kW of solar panels and two Tesla batteries added to the site. This has resulted in a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Get Involved

Hobsons Bay Libraries is committed to supporting environmental groups within the municipality. If you are passionate about environmental sustainability and would like to promote your group please let us know.

My Smart Garden

My Smart Garden is a sustainable gardening program managed by eight local councils across Melbourne, Victoria. The aim of the program is to build the resilience of local people living with a changing climate and scarcer resources.


Environmental Friends' Groups

Join a local ‘Friend’s’ group to help establish or maintain significant environmental areas and to raise profiles of local environmental areas to the wider community.


Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre

Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre Inc is a not-for-profit community group passionate about connecting people with nature.


Transition Hobsons Bay

Transition Hobsons Bay (THB) are a community group that is part of a growing international movement with a positive vision for a localised future. THB is part of the global Transition Network. We cover the areas from Spotswood /Kingsville to Altona/Seaholme.