About Werribee

Werribee

Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the Werribee River, approximately halfway between Melbourne and Geelong. Its commercial center is only a five minute walk from the College. No matter which country you are from, you will feel comfortable here as 33% of our population speak a language other than English and Werribee is the home of more than 70 ethnic groups (Census_2011).

Werribee was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1850s, originally named Wyndham and was renamed Werribee (derived from the aboriginal name meaning ‘backbone’ or ‘spine’ in reference to the river’s shape as it meanders through the commercial center) in 1904.

The suburb is best known for its major tourist attractions, which include the former estate of wealthy pastoralist Thomas Chirnside, known as Werribee Park, the Victoria State Rose Garden, the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

For more information please visit Werribee.


Transport

There are several options available for travel around Werribee. Trains, trams and bus information can be found here at Public Transport Victoria.

A myki card is Melbourne’s ticket to travel on trains, trams and buses. Please click here to find out about myki cards.

Weather

Our weather varies greatly and you can experience all the seasons in one day. In summer (Dec-Feb) temperatures can range from 15-400 Celsius. On our hot days the heat is dry rather than humid. In winter (Jun-Aug) temperatures usually range form 8-150 Celsius with the nights capable of reaching 20 Celsius. Melbourne’s annual average temperature is 150 Celsius and our annual rainfall is 655mm. The College has its own weather station and its live readings are accessible on this website.

Banking

Banks are open from 9.30am until 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and until 5.00pm on Fridays. All the major Australian banks can be found in Watton Street in the commercial center of Werribee. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are available 24 hours a day. Credit\Debit Cards are used at ATMs and can also be used at the College’s office to pay school fees. For security purposes PIN or security numbers are not to be shared.

Voltage

Australia’s electricity voltage for domestic use is AC 240 volts, 50 cycle and we use a distinctive three pronged pin. Adaptors are readily accessible at many shops as well as the airport in Australia.

Werribee City Scene

Melbourne city skyline from Werribee South