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Great Goulburn Broken platypus search

Friday 22 February, 2019-Saturday 2 March 2019
The platypus is a popular Australian icon. However, very little is known about how this unique mammal is faring across much of Victoria. A major study is now being launched to monitor platypus in rivers in the Goulburn Broken Catchment and the good news is that local residents can play a key role in keeping track of this fascinating monotreme.
Location: Benalla, Alexandra, Yea and Seymour

To get involved and find out more please register at one of the following information and training sessions:

  • Benalla: Platypus talk - Friday February 22, 7pm at the Moira-Benalla Club, 1 Benalla St, Benalla. Training workshop – Saturday February 23 at 4pm (Lake Benalla – please register).
  • Yea: Platypus talk & training work shop – Thursday February 28, 2pm at the Yea Council Chambers, 15 Semi Circle, Yea.
  • Alexandra: Platypus talk & training workshop – Thursday February 28, 7pm at Alexandra Council Chambers, Perkins St, Alexandra.
  • Seymour: Platypus talk – Friday March 1, 7pm at Chittick Park Community Place, Chittick Park, Pollard St, Seymour. Training workshop – Saturday March 2 at 4pm (Goulburn River Seymour – please register).

The sessions are free but registration is essential. Please RSVP to Andrea Muskee on 5822 7707 or andream@gbcma.vic.gov.au by 5pm Tuesday February 19 for the Benalla sessions and by 5pm Tuesday February 26 for the Yea, Alexandra and Seymour sessions.

This project is supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA, Australian Platypus Conservancy and funded through the Victorian Government.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.


We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.


We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

Shepparton
168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
T (03) 5822 7700
F (03) 5831 6254

Benalla
89 Sydney Road, PO Box 124, Benalla VIC 3672
T (03) 5822 7700

Yea
Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
T (03) 5822 7700

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