Waterbug sampling - Diamond creek



Join Melbourne Water and freshwater ecologist and Author John Gooderham, for a survey of aquatic macroinvertebrates on Diamond creek, Eltham.

Melbourne Water are seeking environmental volunteers to help survey the waterbugs of Diamond creek.

Macroinvertebrates (or waterbugs) are very important for the health of our waterways. They are a key part of the food chain for animals such as the platypus, and can tell us a lot about the health of the ecosystem.

You will learn how to collect and identifying live macroinvertebrates using the Agreed Level Taxonomy (ALT) process. Data collected will contribute to Melbourne Water's citizen science waterbug monitoring program and biodiversity records.

  • If you have a smart phone, please bring it along with The Waterbug App downloaded & signed in (free on Google Play or iTunes App Store)
  • Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.
  • Please wear enclosed flat-soled shoes, long pants and clothing appropriate to the weather.
  • BYO lunch and water.

If you have accessibility requirements, please contact edendale@nillumbik.vic.gov.au to discuss

Parking Info

Parking will be limited at Edendale so we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

Privacy Collection Notice

Nillumbik Shire Council – Edendale Farm is collecting your information for the purpose of receiving your registration for this event. The information you provide will be used to complete your registration and communicate with you regarding this event.

The personal information you provide will not be shared without your consent unless we are permitted or required to by law.

If the mandatory information is not provided, we may be unable to complete the registration process.

You have the right to access and correct your personal information. Enquiries for access should be made to the Privacy Officer 9433 3271, privacy@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or PO Box 476, Greensborough Vic 3088.


  • Saturday, 11 March 2023 | 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM


Edendale Farm, 20 Gastons Road Eltham, Eltham, 3095, View map

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