Help our platypus

*** POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 *** 

Due to ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 situation in Victoria, we have postponed our Celebrating the Platypus in the Diamond Creek event. We look forward to rescheduling the event in early 2022. Keep an eye out on Council’s and Edendale Community Environment Farm’s Facebook pages in the coming months for details.


This family friendly event will include live entertainment, a guest speaker, food stalls, arts and crafts, a face painter and much more. All welcome! 

Entry to our platypus celebration day is free but please register your attendance in advance using the below link. This will be a COVID-safe event.

Platypus Celebration at Edendale (

Drawing competition for primary school-aged children

We are also running a drawing competition for primary school students. Categories include:

  • prep, grade 1 and 2
  • grade 3 and 4, and
  • grade 5 and 6.

We’re looking for creative entries that convey one or more of the following messages relating to platypus conservation:

  • Never leave rubbish around parks and waterways
  • Throw out fishing line and don’t leave it where you’ve been fishing
  • Save the Diamond Creek platypus
  • Keep your dog on a lead around the Diamond Creek
  • Help plant habitat plants along the creek

For any further information please contact Nillumbik Shire Council on 9433 3231.

Platypus webinars

If you're interested in learning more about the platypus, we have a number of webinars that cover a range of topics linked to the platypus.

  • Platypus in the Diamond Creek
  • Impacts and management of foxes and rabbits in Victoria
  • Native fish in the Diamond Creek
  • Waterbugs and the platypus 

To view the webinars please visit our ‘When you want webinars" page



Keep an eye on our Facebook Platypus event page for event to sign up!