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Fact files

The following fact files will help you learn more about some of Victoria’s native plants and animals.


Australian Fur Seal

Brushtail Possum

Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Eastern Grey Kangaroo


Freckled Duck

Hooded Plover

Crimson Rosella


Superb Lyrebird

Eastern Ground Parrot  

Eastern Ground Parrot

Spotted Tail Quoll

Weedy Seadragon





Common Heath

Golden Wattle

Grass Tree

Mountain Ash

Victorian Orchids

Other fact sheets

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries provides fact sheets for:

Other websites with excellent information about individual species include:

  • Museum Victoria's Online field guide covers most animals that you will find in Victoria
  • The Atlas of Living Australia provides information about most Australian plants and wildlife including species information, images, distribution maps and more
  • Birdlife Australia provides excellent information about Australian birds
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Fish century highlights incredible marine life

27 Jun 2016

Victoria’s spectacular world beneath the sea is in the spotlight again as a dedicated team of volunteer divers celebrates 100 fish species to be photographed in the Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary in East Gippsland. Friends of Beware Reef President Don Love said the diversity of fish, invertebrates, and plant species…

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