Win a trip to the Diprotodon Fossil Dig

Enter to win a chance to join the WA Museum's dig team and help them excavate Diprotodon fossils for a day!

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Do you want to be a fossil hunter?

This is your chance to join WA Museum scientists to excavate Diprotodon fossils in the Pilbara

Join the WA Museum dig team for a day!

Last year, a WA Museum palaeontology team recovered several rare and nearly complete Diprotodon skeletons on the lands of the Mardudhunera people, near CITIC Pacific Mining's Cape Preston minesite, 100km south-west of Karratha. This year, the WA Museum scientists are heading back to continue their dig - and you could win a trip for two to join them for a day!

Courtesy of the Foundation for the WA Museum and with support of the WA Museum and CITIC Pacific Mining, one lucky person will win a day trip for two people to the Pilbara to help the dig team for the day. Enter the competition before 10am on Friday, 17 May, for your chance to win!

A day trip to the dig site for you and your bestie

The prize includes a day trip for two on Friday 24 May 2024 to visit the WA Museum excavation team at the diprotodon excavation site. The trip includes return flights from Perth to Cape Preston Aerodrome, transfers between the Aerodrome and the excavation site, participation in the excavation work at the Diprotodon Dig site and catering during the site visit. 

Competition terms and conditions

Please read the full terms and conditions and note that important entry conditions apply: 

  • The prize winner and their guest must be aged 18 or older and residents of Western Australia.
  • The prize winner and guest must be available for a full day of travel on Friday 24 May 2024 and must be able to arrange their own transport to and from Perth Airport.
  • The prize winner and their guest must be fit and able to travel by air and once at site walk unassisted over uneven ground, in potentially hot conditions.
  • The prize winner and guest must provide their full name, date of birth, phone number and an email address, as well as an emergency contact name and phone number on or before 21 May 2024. They must bring photo ID on the day of travel.

The full terms and conditions are available here.

What are Diprotodons?

Diprotodons are extinct marsupials, related to koalas and wombats; they are the largest known marsupials that ever lived. Diprotodon were herbivores, could grow up to 1.7m tall at the shoulder, up to 3.8m long,and weighed up to 2,800kg. “Diprotodon” means “two forward teeth”.
Diprotodon fossil excavation
Diprotodon fossils in red earth
Two excavators with diprotodon skeleton