Get Involved

Want to do your bit but not sure where to start?

It’s easy to become involved. Here are some suggestions:

Just drop into our new office for a chat and find out what we do at 9 Ormston Road, Stawell

Or phone our manager Mark McLean at 0429 623 101

Or contact our Local Landcare Facilitator, Elia Pirtle, at

join your local Landcare group

Set aside a few hours a month to care for your local park, bushland, beach, river or creek. There may already be a Landcare, or Bushcare group in your area who would welcome your helping hands. Anyone can volunteer. It doesn’t matter what your skills, experience or background are, or how much time you have to give. Even if you only have a couple of hours a week to spare.

To find your local group call our office on 03 5358 4410.

Sign up to our e-newsletter

Project Platypus publish a monthly newsletter containing information such as: Landcare group happenings; events and workshops; grant opportunities and much more.

If  you would like to be added to the e-newsletter email or ph 5358 4410

join our online community

Find out about the difference Project Platypus makes. Check out our Facebook page “Project platypus Upper Wimmera Landcare“. And be sure to share our stories with all your friends

Just one click can make a difference.


Volunteer for planting events. Project Platypus together with local landcare groups hosts a series of plantout weekends over the month of July and we welcome and encourage members of  the community to pitch in and help plant trees. Planting trees contributes to biodiversity, provides habitat, reduces salinity and creates shelter for livestock. And it is a lot of FUN!

For more information contact our office on 5358 4410

corporate support and donations

There are plenty of ways for you or your company to support us.

For more information contact our manager

Phone 03 5358 4410


southern brown bandicoot recovery program

Project Platypus has been intensively surveying the Black Range near Stawell to ascertain the presence of Southern Brown Bandicoots, with no success, it can be proven fairly conclusively that the Bandicoots are locally extinct.
We need your eyes.

If you have seen the Southern Brown Bandicoot please contact our office on 5358 4410.

platypus monitoring program

Over the last 5 years cesar has worked together with the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Project Platypus to conduct intensive research and population surveys of platypuses in the Wimmera Catchment. While a lot of vital information has been gathered over this time, it’s clear that if we want to improve management and conservation outcomes for the platypus we need to know more about their current and historic distribution.

This is where you come in! We’re asking everyone to play a role in the conservation of this iconic species. If you’ve been lucky enough to see a platypus, jump onto the new website ( and let us know.

This website, developed by cesar and Melbourne Water, allows you to submit your sightings, upload a photo, view sightings in your local area, learn about platypuses, and interact with other ‘platypusSPOTters’. Your information will contribute to a better understanding of platypus distribution and enable more effective conservation of this unique Australian animal.

We look forward to your feedback and seeing your contributions to!