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The Great Australian Platypus Search

Close up of the front half of a platypus sitting on a log
Sunday 1st August - Tuesday 30th November at 11:45pm

One of Australia’s most unique and iconic creatures is now at risk of extinction.

By volunteering as a citizen scientist in The Great Australian Platypus Search, you will help map platypus populations across Victoria and fill a critical gap in our knowledge of this notoriously elusive species.

Click here to find out more 

Have your say on the proposed renaming of Jim Crow Creek

Image of Barramal by Daikota Nelson
Thursday 30th September - Friday 12th November at 5:00pm

We support Hepburn Shire Council's commitment to reconciliation, working positively today and into the future with the Dja Dja Wurrung (Traditional Owners) and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to learn, acknowledge and move forward together. In continuing with this commitment to reconciliation it is proposed that Jim Crow Creek is renamed.

Any person or organisation can lodge a submission in objection or in support of the proposed renaming of Jim Crow Creek until 12 November by post or email to the Shire:
PO Box 21 Daylesford 3460

Image of Barramal by Daikota Nelson

Click here to read more prior to lodging a submission


Contact: If you have any other questions you would like answered please contact Hepburn Shire Council on
Location: Postal or email submission

Australian Pollinator Week

Bee sitting on a white flower
Saturday 6th November - Sunday 14th November at 11:45pm

The Wild Pollinator Count gives you an opportunity to contribute to wild pollinator insect conservation in Australia.

You are invited to count wild pollinators in your local environment and help build a database on wild pollinator activity.

Click here for more details.