Have you seen a Platypus? Want to see a Platypus?

Get involved with PlatypusWatch so we can develop a reliable ‘snapshot’ of platypus populations on the Gold Coast.

PlatypusWatch is a community-based program that aims to document where platypus occur to identify where conservation actions are needed – now and in the future – to protect this very special animal.

How to get involved:

1. Join our  PlatypusWatch Group and take part in regular survey.

2. If you live near a creek or are visiting a creek and you see a platypus, report your sighting

Our regular surveys are fun, social and exciting as you’ll never know what you might see as the sun rises over the water! Enjoy a cuppa or some hot soup after a survey and share stories or photos.

How to Report a Sighting

The best way to report a platypus sighting on the Gold Coast is to email the following details to PlatypusWatch:

Your name

1. Your contact number

2. Where you saw the platypus

3. The date and time you saw the platypus

4. How sure you are that it was a platypus?

September 2017 Survey Results

Nerang River:                 8 Platypus

Currumbin Creek:         2 platypus

Coomera River:             6 Platypus

Mudgeeraba Creek:       2 Platypus

A video recorded at one of the survey sites by Sharon Mclanders

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PlatypusWatch on the Gold Coast is a key component of a statewide platypus monitoring program coordinated by Wildlife Queensland and supported by the Gold Coast Catchment Association and the City of Gold Coast.