Lizards of Victoria

A Museum Victoria Information Sheet Series

Australia is sometimes called the "Land of the Lizards" due to its spectacular diversity of these animals.

Victoria has over 80 species of lizard. Each of the Information Sheets below describes a species of lizard that lives in Victoria and includes information about what each lizard looks like, how they behave and where they occur.

Black Rock Skink Egernia saxatilis intermedia

Blotched Blue-tongue Lizard Tiliqua nigrolutea

Bougainville’s Skink Lerista bougainvillii

Common Delma Delma inornata

Common Scaly Foot Pygopus lepidopodus

Coventry’s Skink Niveoscincus coventryi

Cunningham’s Skink Egernia cunninghami

Delicate Skink Lampropholis delicata

Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard Tiliqua scincoides

Garden Skink Lampropholis guichenoti

Grass Skink Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii

Jacky Lizard, Amphibolurus muricatus

Marbled Gecko Christinus marmoratus

McCoy’s Skink Nannoscincus maccoyi

Metallic Skink Niveoscincus metallicum

Mountain Dragon Tympanocryptis diemensis

Nobbi Dragon Amphibolurus nobbi

Rawlinson’s Skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni

Spencer’s Skink Pseudemoia spenceri

Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar

Striped Skink Ctenotus robustus

Swamp Skink Egernia coventryi

Thick-tailed Gecko Underwoodisaurus milii

Three-lined Skink Bassiana duperreyi

Three-toed Skink Hemiergis decresiensis

Tree Goanna or Lace Monitor Varanus varius

Tussock Skink Pseudemoia pagenstecheri

Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum tympanum

Weasel Skink Saproscincus mustelina

White’s Skink Egernia whitii

Yellow-bellied Water Skink Eulamprus heatwolei

Further Reading

Cogger, H. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Reed Books.

Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2003. Reptiles of Australia. Princeton University Press.

Comments (3)

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Discovery Centre 21 December, 2009 14:55

Hi Lee - You're right, we do not have an infosheet about this particular lizard online. A publication such as Snakes, Lizards and Frogs of the Victorian Mallee (Swan & Watharow, 2005) may be of use to you, as it does have a page on this species, and is available for perusal at the Discovery Centre library!

chrisi kutschewski 29 March, 2014 12:34
What can I feed the Blue Tongue Lizards and skinks in my backyard on the Mornington Peninsula?
Tom Fletcher 11 November, 2015 11:39
I was in Nangiloc last week and noticed a Gecko in our outside shower block. Looking through Wilson & Swan "Reptiles of Australia" the only species similar is the "Southern Rock Dtella" Gehyra lazelli which is not shown as occurring in Victoria. Unfortunately by the time I got back with a camera it had vanished. I can pass on the exact location if interested.
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