Water quality

Volunteers test water quality throughout Canberra and surrounding areas including Yass, Bredbo and Queanbeyan, and contribute to the management of our waterway health. Find out how you can join these fantastic Waterwatch volunteers.

Water bugs

Interested in water bugs? Find out how you can get involved in water bugs surveys or find a range of resources to learn more.


FrogWatch engages volunteers to monitor, restore and protect local frog habitat. Get involved in their annual census this October!

Carp Love 20

Carp Love 20°C takes its name from carp's tendency to display breeding behaviour when water temperature reaches around 20°C. As the water warms in Spring each year Waterwatch asks you to keep an eye out and report your sightings.

Platypus Month

Did you know that August is a great time to see platypus in the ACT region? Waterwatch runs surveys throughout August to help everyone understand more about these marvellous monotremes. Find out how you can get involved!