The animals found in the south eastern Australian State of Victoria are unique and diverse. Detailed descriptions of animals, maps of distribution, and endangered species status combine with stunning imagery and sounds to provide a valuable reference that can be used in urban, bush and coastal environments. The content has been developed by scientists at Museum Victoria, Australia’s largest public museum organisation.

The app holds descriptions of over 950 species encompassing birds, fishes, frogs, lizards, snakes, mammals, freshwater, terrestrial and marine invertebrates, spiders, and insects including butterflies. From animals found in rockpools, minibeasts in your garden, to wildlife you might see in the bush. We’ve put in a lot of species, but it’s still a fraction of the complete fauna of Victoria. Our scientists will continue to add additional species and refine descriptions over time.

We are continually improving our app. If you have any feedback, please contact us using the App Support button in the Ratings and Reviews section.

This app is one of a suite of field guides for each state and territory, developed by Australia’s leading natural history museums.

What’s New

Version 3.0

The app has been updated to take advantage of the larger screens on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
We’ve also fixed a number of bugs, including an issue where upgrading the device to iOS 9 caused thumbnails and images to disappear in the app.
If you have any feedback, or experience any issues with this app, please contact us using the App Support button in the App Store’s “Ratings and Review” section.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

GoldDragon259 ,

Not what I expected.

I moved to a place were there is a lot of snakes and lizards, I wanted to make sure none of the ones I see around my house would be dangerous to my dog if he was in the back yard, or to me if I was taking a walk. But it turns out all the animals in this app are for Australia! But oh well still fun to look at :)

DebOChicago ,

Even if you don't live in Australia

this is wonderful. Great photos and information about the creatures of south Australia. Wish one of the U.S. museums would do a free field guide of North American animals...

Squonkster ,

Very nice reference to many of Australia's amazing creatures

Wonderful high-quality nature photographs, good information and some great sound clips for many species.


Museums Board of Victoria
469.7 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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