The Platypus Project



This project is a partnership between the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network and EnviroDNA  ( in the Upper Campaspe and Coliban River Catchments.

We will be using Citizen Science, guided by Senior Wildlife Ecologist and platypus expert Josh Griffiths, of EnviroDNA   to generate critical data to inform conservation measures for these iconic mammals. Go to platypusSPOT on Facebook

The results will create a key planning blueprint for future waterway management and platypus conservation efforts in the region. This information is crucial for conservation strategies and planning. Once collected, the UCLN will work with local and state government, CMAs and broader community to develop actions to protect these distinctive mammals.

Come along to our first Citizen Science Blitz day (see flyer below for details ) to help collect water samples along the Campaspe and Coliban rivers.Bookings essential at

Citizen scientists and innovative CSI technology will combine to uncover more about this amazing animal throughout the region. Watch this space for dates of Citizen Science activities.