Field Guide to Australian Capital Territory Fauna

Field Guide to ACT Fauna app (Android)
Field Guide to ACT Fauna app (Android)
Source: Museum Victoria

Explore the fauna of Australia's capital in the Field Guide to Australian Capital Territory Fauna app. The app features nearly 500 species, including mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, frogs and invertebrates.

Each species profile contains a detailed description, beautiful photographs, a distribution map and the animal's endangered status. You can even listen to the calls of frogs, birds, possums, koalas, and many other animals.

The app can be used anywhere, from your backyard or school, to your favourite national park or wetland.

We've put in a lot of species, but it's still only a fraction of the complete fauna of the ACT. Our scientists will continue to add species over time.

Field Guide to ACT Fauna app (iPhone & iPad) Field Guide to ACT Fauna app (iPhone & iPad)
Source: Museum Victoria

This app is one of a suite of eight apps produced by Australia's leading natural history museums (coordinated by Museum Victoria). The development of these apps was generously supported by the Inspiring Australia Unlocking Australia's Potential grant program.

The apps are available for both Apple and Android devices.

All the apps are free.


For enquiries about this app, or any of the Field Guide to Australian fauna apps, please contact the Museum Victoria Discovery Centre.

Images and sound recordings

The images and sounds in this app are from the collections of Museum Victoria and the other museums involved in the Field Guide apps to Australian Fauna project. Many were also provided by external photographers and sound recordists.

If you would like to use any media in the app, please refer to our image and audio credits page.

Open source code

Museum Victoria has released both the source code for the iOS app and the source code for the Android app under an open source license. You can find out more about this part of the project on our blog: Field Guide to the Field Guide.