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

Animals


Australian Fur Seal


Brushtail Possum


Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Emu

Freckled Duck

Hooded Plover

Crimson Rosella

Koala

Superb Lyrebird
   

Eastern Ground Parrot  

Eastern Ground Parrot


Spotted Tail Quoll


Weedy Seadragon

 

 

 

Plants


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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Victoria’s recreational fishers helping protect and improve our valuable fisheries

23 Jun 2014

VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s 720,000 recreational fishers, is proud of the work that goes back into protecting and improving our fisheries. Unless exempt, recreational fishers pay a licence fee that is collected by the State Government and held in a Trust. The funds are disbursed annually on a…

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National Tree Day plantings

27 Jul 2014 9:30am-1:30pm

Friends of Dandenong Valley Parklands invite you to join them in planting shrubs under the trees in Shepherds Bush next to Nortons Park. BBQ lunch provided. Families welcome.

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The First Shot Commemoration

5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday 5 August 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first shot fired in the British Empire in World War I. This shot was fired from Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement 6 at Fort Nepean on 5 August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes after war was declared…

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The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

6 Aug 2014

The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

6 Aug 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…