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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.