Report Wildlife Sightings

Have you ever spotted a Burrunan dolphin in the Lakes, a water rat feeding or swimming about, or maybe even a platypus swimming in the rivers early in the morning?

Become a Citizen Scientist

There are organisations out there who rely on everyday people, like you, to inform them of when you spot certain plants or wildlife. This is what being a citizen scientist is all about.

You don’t have to have a science degree, or be out doing scientific studies, you just have to have to know what you’re looking at when you see it, maybe take a photo, and let the experts know.

To become a Gippsland Lakes citizen scientist, all you need to do is get involved in the following wildlife spotting programs:


Other programs that you may be interested in include:


Learn more about what it means to be a citizen scientist.