Spot a platypus for Earth Hour!

  • All day event
  • Free - suitable for all ages
03/24/2018 12:00am 03/24/2018 11:59pm Australia/Melbourne Spot a platypus for Earth Hour! Melbourne Water [email protected]

Event Details

Did you know that platypus are impacted by climate change? Platypus depend on reliable river flow and permanent water bodies for their survival. When rainfall is less reliable (such as times of drought) their habitats and available food supply shrink.

This Earth Hour we are asking people to participate by searching for a platypus. It’s a great time of year to see platypus, as all of the baby platypus have emerged from their burrows.  You can do this at any location at any time that suits you.


Saturday 24th March, Earth Hour Day


Any time that suits you, but dawn and dusk offer the best chances of spotting a platypus. Spend 20 minutes at one location searching for platypus.


Any waterway that suits you.  Please consider your safety when choosing a location and go with a friend.


We’d love to hear about any sightings – please report them to or on the platypusSPOT app

Any questions?  Please contact [email protected]

Photo by Doug Gimesy

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