Registrations now open for Platypus monitoring!

Registrations now open for Platypus monitoring!


Registrations are now open for our September Platypus Monitoring!

As the weather warms up, our local platypus will become more active as they compete and search for mates, making this month a perfect time to survey them!

This program has been proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program and the valuable knowledge from our local platypus experts.

Platypus in the press

Platypus in the press

Our community engagement and education officer Trevor has been very busy this month, out and about in the community to talk about our platypus monitoring program.

Article in the Hinterland Times – 09/06/2023

We recently had an article published in the Hinterland Times all about our Platypus monitoring citizen science program, and our World Environment Day Festival event in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Council and Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group Inc.

Radio Interview with ABC Sunshine Coast 90.3 – 13/06/2023

Trevor also spoke to ABC Sunshine Coast radio all about platypus, their ecology, threats, our platypus monitoring program and the first recorded sighting of platypus in the South Maroochy river for 25 years.


Click the video to listen.

‘The World As I Am’ to join the ECOllaboration family!

‘The World As I Am’ to join the ECOllaboration family!

ECOllaboration is excited to announce that as of today The World As I Am has officially become part of the ECO family. Through an aquisition process, ECOllaboration has purchased this well regarded and experienced natural area management business which operates across the Gold Coast, Logan, Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley regions.

We welcome The World As I Am team and look forward to many new partnerships, relationships and opportunities.

“The World As I Am is a company consisting of motivated members who are dedicated to protect, preserve and rehabilitate natural areas, assisting with degraded areas or complete rectification.”

ECOllaboration & MIXFM ‘Give me 5 for kids’ breakfast!

ECOllaboration & MIXFM ‘Give me 5 for kids’ breakfast!

Come on down to ECOllaboration’s headquarters on Monday June 5th for a bbq breakfast fundraiser for Wishlist’s ‘Give me 5 for kids!’


Mark & Caroline of 92.7 MIXFM will be broadcasting LIVE from our depot, we’ll have a complimentary bbq breakfast and prizes to give away and so come and have a chat & and support sick kids!
World Environment Day 2023 – Platypus Conservation Walk

World Environment Day 2023 – Platypus Conservation Walk

Come and join us at 7am on Saturday June 10 in beautiful Petrie Creek, Nambour for ECOllaboration’s “Platypus Conservation Walk”.

The morning will begin with a short talk on local platypus hotspots and spotting techniques before trying our luck at finding a platypus at our most reliable known site in Nambour. We will then go on a short walk (500m) through Petrie Creek collecting rubbish on the way to planting (approximately 5 plants per participant) along the banks to stabilise the creek from erosion and preserve platypus habitat.

The event will finish with a complimentary coffee on behalf of ECOllaboration 🙌☕

7am Platypus viewing
7:30am Riparian walk & rubbish collection
8:00am Revegetation/planting activity
8:30am Coffee


Places are limited to 20 people total so please secure your place quickly if you are interested. The specific location of the event will be sent out separately to registered attendees.


Please use this link to register –


This event has been organised in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Environment Council for the World Environment Day Festival 2023
Finalist in the Queensland Training Awards!

Finalist in the Queensland Training Awards!

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the Queensland Training Awards for Medium Employer of the Year! 🎉


This makes us a finalist for the second year running, a reflection of our #SkillsPower


Over the past three years, we have delivered on average 30 traineeships per year, with a completion rate of over 95% and an employment rate of over 90%. Our staff also average 85 hours per month for the entire organisation, training in Fauna Handling & Spotting, Remote pilots licence for Drones, Aerial chemical distribution certificates, ArcGis mapping training and three staff recipients of our Education Bursary providing funding to put toward professional development and training. We do it all!

The North Coast regional final will be held on Friday, 28 July 2023 at The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra. Good luck to all the other finalists and we look forward to celebrating with you in July.