Friends of Williamstown Wetlands

What We Do:

The Friends of Williamstown Wetlands Inc. is a group of volunteers who have an interest in the protection and restoration of Jawbone Reserve. The Friends were formed in 1987 as Friends of the Rifle Range and adopted the current name in 1994 when the group became incorporated. All the activities undertaken by FoWW benefit the coastal environment by replacing weeds with indigenous vegetation; providing habitat for wildlife – birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians; and educating people about the value and importance of indigenous flora at Jawbone Reserve.

The group consists of a number of local residents who meet monthly to discuss local issues and plan activity days, liaising with schools, Hobson’s Bay City Council, Parks Victoria, and local community groups. The group encourages interested members of the community to become involved, and welcomes new members and volunteers to monthly activity days. The group holds an activity day on the last Sunday of each month from 10.00am–12.00pm, followed by refreshments. Volunteers generally meet at the Nursery, located at Williamstown High School, Bayview Street campus. A range of activities are included from planting, mulching, pruning, watering, to taking the occasional boat ride, bird walk, or even plant walk and talk.


Parks Victoria Ranger: (03) 9932 1000,

Williamstown, VIC, 3016