Eco Living Display Centre

How do I make my home more sustainable and comfortable without spending a fortune?  Where do I start to make the greatest impact on my family’s comfort and the environment?  A visit to the Eco Living Display Centre, located at The Briars, can set you on the right track!  See first-hand how you can reduce your water, energy and waste to decrease your bills, make your home more comfortable and save the environment.

Come on a guided tour or participate in one of our sustainability workshops.

View our Eco Living Display Centre Gallery

What can I learn at the Eco Living Display Centre?

Living green doesn’t mean doing without or spending lots of money.  At the Eco Living Display Centre you can learn about a range of easy lifestyle changes you can make as well as modifications to improve the comfort of your home.  See a variety of insulation types, double glazing, external shading, internal draught proofing, energy saving lights as well as sustainable flooring and bench-tops, a water efficient toilet, taps and shower, solar power, solar hot water and much more!  In the garden you can learn a range of ways to create beautiful garden for dry conditions from planting indigenous plants to creating wicking beds and no-dig gardens.

Open hours

Friday: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Every first Saturday of the month: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Group tours

The Eco Living Display Centre is also available for group tours outside normal visiting times.  Call 1300 850 600 or 5950 1000 to arrange a tour.

Workshops

Sustainability workshops are regularly held at the Centre between September and May, usually on the third Saturday of the month.  These workshops cover a range of topics including seed saving, fruit bottling, gardening with indigenous plants and creating wicking beds, rainwater gardens and no-dig gardens.  We also run fun environmental activities for kids in the summer holidays.To find out more visit the Eco Living Display Centre workshops or the website events section.

 For more information on Composting(PDF, 525KB) or worm farms(PDF, 552KB).

Creating Energy Efficient Homes

Book a free one-on-one consultation at the Eco Living Display Centre and discover how to save energy and money by making your home more energy efficient. If you have house or renovation plans or even a rough sketch bring these along to discuss.

School excursions

We offer a range of environmental education excursions to school students from Grade 1 to Year 8 covering the areas of water, waste and energy.  See the Eco Living Display Centre Schools Program page for all the details.

 Hire the Centre

The Centre is available for hire for groups and organisations for a small fee.  There is a meeting room downstairs that can sit up to 30 people, data projector and a kitchen upstairs.  A disabled toilet is located downstairs. 

Community groups: $13.50 for full or half day.
Commercial: $50 half day, $100 full day.
Bookings and enquiries: Email ecolivingdisplaycentre@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Use our online enquiry form please read our conditions of hire(PDF, 19KB) and hire fee.(PDF, 56KB)

Find us

The Briars
450 Nepean Hwy
Mount Martha 3934
(Melways Reference: 145 D11)

The Briars is in Mount Martha on the Nepean Highway between Mornington and the Moorooduc Freeway.  It is approximately 10 minutes from Mornington Main Street and 15 minutes from Rosebud.