Platypus and Rakali Citizen Science Monitoring Program

1. QPRC Platypus and Rakali Citizen Science Monitoring Program

Most sightings of platypus and rakali in Queanbeyan occur between Dane Street and the CBD, although there have been several reports outside those boundaries. Time of day for spotting varies throughout the year, but it is generally early morning or just before dusk. The suspension bridge off of Isabella Street is an ideal location to spot platypus during breeding season, anywhere from June to October.

Report a sighting

All reports of platypus or rakali sightings within our LGA can be emailed to or you can fill out the form below:

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2. Sighting statistics

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Rakali spotted in Queanbeyan River (photo by Jennifer Croke)

Number of Platypus Rakali sightings Jan-Aug 2020

Platypus and Rakali sightings January - August 2020

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Platypus in Queanbeyan River - photo by Buddy Holley

Time of Platypus and Rakali sightings Jan-Aug 2020

Time of sightings - January - August 2020