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

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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.

JustAnotherProteinJunkie ,

Love it... but add this feature and it will be awesome!

Add the ability for users to take photo’s and feed back to the museum staff with the location. If the creature is not in the list it can be added, if it is in the list then it will help to build the picture of known locations

Sousy123 ,

Well Made App - Limited Field Guide

This is a really well made app, with good quality entries for the animals listed. Would be a great resource for young kids.

Unfortunately I’ve found that it’s not much use as a Field Guide because their are so many animals and birds not listed.

I’ve downloaded and deleted this app multiple times over the years. I’ll see a bird or animal that I’m unfamiliar with, get curious and do a google search to try and identify it, get recommended this app, download it, realise what I’m looking for isn’t there and that this all feels a bit familiar, remember the last time and delete the app again. Bit of a frustrating cycle.

I totally understand that there are size limitations in order to have the app function offline. It’s a great app, just no good for identifying less common animals.


Museums Board of Victoria
469.7 MB

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



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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