We acknowledge and pay respect to the elders, families and ancestors of the Bunurong and Wadawurrung people, who have been and continue to be the custodians of the land on which the Treatment Project creates.
Treatment III: Night + Day is a unique event featuring 9 newly commissioned artworks to be experienced across the remarkable Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.
Celebrating a day in the life of the plant and responding to the extraordinary landscape, technologies and community surrounding Melbourne’s oldest and largest waste treatment facility, TIII: Night + Day will bring the site alive through live music, sculpture, film and performance works from sunset on Friday 21 April and sunrise on Saturday 22 April.
As the final event of Treatment III, your Night + Day experience will begin with a 12-seater minibus adventure. Travelling from the old township of Cocoroc to the outer reaches of the plant on Port Phillip Bay, a series of place-based works will be experienced in situ. At the end of the tour, the minibus will return you back to Cocoroc, where 6 additional works will be experienced across the township site. Take your time exploring a range of multi-disciplinary works onsite or grab a snack and drink from The Fermentary and Otto van Empire.
For more information, visit the Treatment III homepage.
Get a group of friends together and carpool!
55-minute minibus tour of the Western Treatment Plant, including work by Peter Burke, Fiona Hillary and Eugenia Lim. Minibuses will return to the Visitor’s Centre, where people can then explore the six Cocoroc works in their own time.
*Please note, Minibus Tour ticketholders do not also need a Cocoroc Ticket to access works at Cocoroc.
$10 Minibus Tour – Standard Ticket
$25 Minibus Tour – Carpool Ticket (3+ people in one vehicle)
This ticket provides access to the six works located at Cocoroc.
$5 Cocoroc – Standard Ticket
$10 Cocoroc – Carpool Ticket (3+ people in one car)
*Pre-booking is essential. Please book your tickets before arriving at the Western Treatment Plant.
Staff will be checking bookings at the Front Gate; entry to the site may not be possible for people without a ticket.
Please note: Cocoroc-only ticketholders will be unable to access the works by Peter Burke, Fiona Hillary and Eugenia Lim.
Children and young people under 15 years of age are welcome to attend but must be supervised onsite by an adult at all times. Children booked into the minibus tour must be able to wear a standard seatbelt; booster seats and other child restraints will not be available to install.
TIII: Night + Day is committed to supporting Healthcare Card and Seniors Card holders and those experiencing financial strain access the event.
For information on how we can support your attendance, and for all other ticketing queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Werribee River Association, a local organisation that supports communities to connect and protect the waterways of the West.
Western Treatment Plant, William Thwaites Drive Entrance
Please scroll to foot of this page for site map ↓
From the M1 Princes Freeway, take the C109/Werribee exit. Once you have exited, keep left and follow the signs to turn left onto William Thwaites Drive. You’ll soon see the Front Gate, where we’ll have staff checking bookings prior to providing entry to the site.
Travel time from Melbourne CBD is approximately 45 minutes.
Please arrive at the Front Gate at least 20 mins prior to your minibus tour. Please note that once through the Front Gate, it takes around 5mins to drive to the carpark. There will also be a short walk from the carpark to the tour meeting point. Minibuses will depart promptly at their advertised start time.
Bus Tour Duration: approx. 55 mins
In terms of planning your day, for those with Minibus Tickets, we recommend you leave at least an hour after the bus tour to explore the work at Cocoroc.
The Western Treatment Plant is primarily an outdoor site comprised of various terrain, including concrete, uneven dirt/grass, large and small compacted gravel. Manual wheelchair users will find it difficult to navigate independently due to the nature of this terrain. Motorised wheelchair users may also find it difficult to access certain works situated on large gravel and grass. All wheelchair users are encouraged to email email@example.com prior to booking, so that we can discuss access to the event in further detail with you. If you leave us a contact number and your availability, we can call you back at a time convenient to you.
In terms of distance to travel by foot onsite, patrons are advised that there are parts of TIII: Night + Day that involve walking longer distances (over 100m). This includes experiencing the work of Edwina Stevens and Anindita Banerjee at Cocoroc and navigating to/from the Carpark. Please email us using the address above if you have any queries about site navigation. A Site Map will be shared on this webpage in the coming week.
The 12 seater minibuses have a step to enter and involve manoeuvering to your seat in a bent position. Patrons will need to embark and disembark from the bus a few times during the minibus tour, in order to experience the work.
A separate van will be utilised to facilitate wheelchair accessible tours. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to book one of these tours, so that we can share further detailed information with you.
Accessible parking is available onsite. This parking is located in the Visitor Carpark, closer to minibus departure/return. If you require accessible parking, please note this when you book.
Auslan interpreters can be requested if patrons note this requirement in the booking process and/or email email@example.com by close of business Monday 17 April.
Patrons are advised that some artworks include loud music, bright/flashing lights (no strobe) and moving virtual reality imagery.
TIII: Night + Day honours Companion Cards. The Companion Card ticket can be selected through the purchase path.
For further access enquiries and to discuss how we can best support you at TIII: Night + Day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Treatment III received funding from the Victorian Government through the West Gate Tunnel project’s West Gate Neighbourhood Fund. This project is supported by Hobsons Bay City Council, Wyndham City, Melbourne Water, Scienceworks Museum and Greening the Pipeline.