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WIN awesome prizes!!
Grand, 2nd & random prize draws!
Closes 30th Nov 2023

$1,000 worth of prizes to be won:

•‘Paddle with the Platypus’, Otway Ranges

•Platypus Discovery Experience, Healesville Sanctuary

•Beautiful platypus cushion covers, platypus toys, platypus garden statues, books and magnets.

There will be grand prizes, runner-up prizes, and random prize draws! (More info below)

How to enter...


Take a photo of you or your family doing something to help our local platypuses. See ideas below & in our brochure.


Post & share the photo on Facebook (or send to us via email), including the hashtag #PlatypusNextDoor3340

Tip: Make sure your post is set to 'public' if posting on Facebook.


In your post or email:
Describe what you are doing in the photo & how it helps platypus

& include your postcode and age group (child, teen &/or adult).

Don't forget to also include #PlatypusNextDoor3340



Children's category (under 18) - 1 winner

Adult's category (18 & over) - 1 winner
Selected by competition panel.

Each Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • 'Paddle with the Platypus', Otway Eco Tours (for 3 people [minimum age 5 years old) OR
    Platypus Experience, Healesville Sanctuary (for 1 person over 15yrs old); AND

  • Platypus toy or garden statue; AND

  • Beautiful platypus cushion cover; AND

  • Book (platypus or habitat book); AND

  • Timber platypus magnet.


Children's category (under 18) - 1 winner

Adult's category (18 & over) - 1 winner
Selected by competition panel.

Each 2nd Prize winner will receive:

  • Platypus toy or garden statue; AND

  • Beautiful platypus cushion cover; AND

  • Book (platypus or habitat book); AND

  • 'Buttonworks' timber platypus magnet.

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Eight prize draw winners will be
randomly drawn during the competition...

Each prize draw winner will receive:

  • Platypus plush toy

  • Platypus cushion cover (by Jo's Desktop)

  • Habitat gardening book

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Plant a garden using local native plants.

Pick up rubbish & put it in the bin.

Pick up hair bands, and anything else that could tangle a platypus.

Cut loop-shaped rubbish & put it in the bin.

Write a letter to local Council, asking for better protection of our platypus and Werribee River.

Pick up dog poop and put it in the bin.

Wash your car at a car wash that uses recycled water, instead of in your driveway or on the street.

Install a rainwater tank.

Reconnect your rainwater tank if you haven't been using it.

Create a rainwater garden in your yard.

Use natural gardening methods instead of insecticides or herbicides.

Use composting and natural methods instead of phosphate-based fertilisers.

Have shorter showers.

Reduce concrete surfaces - use pavers or other permeable surfaces instead.

Don't let loose soil run down the gutter.

Don't let paint run down the gutter.

Plus much more!

Take a photo of you doing something above or your own idea to help platypus,
and enter our competition using the instructions above. #PlatypusNextDoor3340

Here are some things you could do to help local platypus.

See our brochure for how & why these things help platypus & their river habitat.

Other information

  • By entering this competition, entrants give permission for their entry to be shared on social media and the Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance website.

  • You may enter as many times as you like, as long as you are doing something different to help platypus each time.

  • This competition will open on Saturday 9th September 2023, 9:00am, and will close on Thursday 30th November, 11:59pm. The competition judging panel may choose to extend the competition closing date at their discretion, in which case the new closing date will be announced on this page and on Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance's Facebook page.

  • A panel of judges appointed by Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance will select the Grand Prize and Second Prize winners based on merit of entries, once the competition has closed.

  • The panel of voluntary judges will randomly draw eight random prize draw winners.

  • All judges decisions are final, and prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. If for some reason (e.g. COVID restrictions a particular prize is no longer available), the winner will receive a prize that is similar in value to the original prize.

  • This information may be updated for clarity at the discretion of the competition panel.

  • If you have any questions about this competition, please email

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