There are more than 800 types of native animals in Victoria, and many of these animals are unique to our state.
Animals native to Victoria include a number of internationally renowned species such as kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, platypus, seals and penguins.
Learn about wildlife
Learning about wildlife is an important first step in conservation.
Being familiar with the habitats wildlife use, their patterns of activity, where they breed, shelter and feed will help you understand how you can be involved in conservation activities.
Joining a field naturalist club or friends group is a great way to make new friends and meet other people interested in nature.
There are also a number of other community groups, such as Landcare, that help wildlife through on-ground works like revegetation, pest plant and animal control or other wildlife-related programs.
Taking up a hobby that keeps you outdoors, like gardening, camping, hiking or hunting also increases your chances of seeing and learning about wild plants and animals. Getting outside and observing life around you is a great way to learn.
You can also learn about wildlife from books, the internet or by visiting your local zoo or wildlife park.
Information on Victorian wildlife is provided below, as well as handy tips to help conserve and protect our unique animals.