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

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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

4.6 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Jalito2 ,

Thank you Natural History Museums

I downloaded this app with low expectations, thinking it would be a light guide with few species. What a surprise to find most of the animals you are likely to see in the bush or shore are here, with all the essential information required for accurate, or at least approximate identification, and a description of the biology of the animal. This is a fantastic initiative and a gift to all residents and visitors to Australia. And there is one guide for every state and territory! Thank you Natural Museums of Australia.

AnnEliabethMc ,

The ultimate in usability

This app is perfect for quick on- the- spot id. Obviously it cannot be comprehensive but it gives a good overview for those of us curious about things outside our main areas of interest. I use it for lizards, jellyfish and insects but supplement it with a bird app and plant websites, areas where I want more detail. I use this app very often and cannot do without it.

Crossword review guy ,

It was missing the one bird I downloaded it to find.

The app is great, it has an excellent database, however I was in Victoria a few weeks ago and saw a lot of Apostlebirds around the northeastern cities, I wanted to know what they were and after a very long, thorough search I could not identify them through this database. (I later did through google) I tried searching all the different names that google labels the Apostlebirds under and no luck. Maybe an option to suggest missing species could be useful. Otherwise great and functional app.

App Privacy

The developer, Museum Victoria, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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