Fauna of Tasmania

​Tasmania has many species which have become extinct, or are on the verge of extinction, on mainland Australia. Having fewer introduced predators, and a relatively large amount of intact habitat on the island, makes Tasmania a final refuge - a last chance - for many species including the Tasmanian devil.

In this Topic

  • Birds
    Tasmania has a rich bird fauna, including several threatened species, and several species which are confined to the State.
  • Mammals
    A detailed resource on the land and marine mammals of Tasmania, including the Tasmanian devil, wombat, platypus, eastern quoll, pademelon, eastern barred bandicoot and bettong.
  • Reptiles and Frogs
    Meet Tasmania's lizards, snakes and frogs.
  • Fauna of Tas Wilderness World Heritage Area
    Introduction and inventory of vertebrates and invertebrates found in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area (WHA).

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Wildlife Management Branch
134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253
Email: wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au