Held on Saturday, October 10 at Toolern Creek
Over 800 people attended the festival this year, making it a great success.
We've had lots of feedback that it was a great day, people were able to catch up with others in fun and relaxing atmosphere, and glad of the opportunity to be a part of it.
The festival was opened by Mayor Renata Cugliari & Melton MLA Don Nardella who presented the prizes to the school children at the opening. Councillors Broden Borg & Bob Turner also attended. Representatives in attendance were Linda Bradburn from Melton Shire Council, Melton Environment Group, Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group, Friends of Melton Botanic Gardens, Melton Historical Society, Western Water, Mikala Peters from Water Watch, Parks Victoria, Full Flight Birds Of Prey, Mini Beast Wildlife, Melton CFA, Gnarrayarahe Aboriginal Performer, Animal Farm, Dingoes from Dingo Discovery Centre, Nora's Oz Wild Birds, Snake Man, Larissa Baglieri from Wildlife Victoria, Southern Rural Water and Melton Visitor Information Centre
Thank you Western Water for supplying the water tank.
The festival was accompanied by Melton Wind Symphony, which was funded by MEG 'as a contribution to this important festival promoting environmental awareness in Melton'.
Visit the Platypus Festival web page for details of the attractions.
Visit the photo gallery to view images of the 2009 Platypus Festival.