Wildlife in Brisbane

Brisbane has more species of plants, animals and insects than any other capital city in Australia. Read about Brisbane's wildlife, significant wildlife species, Brisbane City Council's habitat conservation program for private land and how to preserve Brisbane's biodiversity. You can also find information on how to manage invasive species and pest animals on your land.


Pest animals and invasive species

Cane toads, foxes and rodents are just some of the pest animals and invasive species found in Brisbane. Learn how to control them and your obligations as a land owner.

Living with wildlife

Brisbane’s native animals and birds play an important role in our city’s biodiversity and it is an offence to harm them. They help to control pest insects and spread native vegetation. Find out how to live with nuisance wildlife and what you can do to protect our city’s biodiversity.

Significant species

Several plant and animal species are facing local extinction. View the Wildlife Conservation Action Statements.

Feeding native wildlife

Council offers advice on the impacts of wildlife feeding and what food can safely be fed to some wildlife.

Conservation partnerships

Council helps private property owners with advice on revegetation, local flora and fauna and how to conserve and restore wildlife habitat on their land.

Wildlife Movement Solutions

Wildlife Movement Solutions are wildlife-friendly crossing infrastructure installed where roads intersect ecological corridors.

Bushland neighbours

Learn how you can protect our environment and native wildlife by being a good bush neighbour.

Invasive Species Management

Land owners should control invasive plants and animals on their land. Read Council's Biosecurity Plan for the Brisbane Local Government Area.

Report a wildlife sighting or search for wildlife records

To report a wildlife sighting or to find information about species known to occur in your neighbourhood, visit the Atlas of Australia website. You will be able to record and verify your native plant or animal sightings. Visit ala.org.au

Report deceased wildlife on Council roads or in Council parks

To report deceased wildlife on roads or in Council parks, phone Council on 07 3403 8888. Deceased animal sightings associated with vehicle-strikes provide valuable information for investment in Wildlife Movement Solutions.

Report sick, injured or orphaned wildlife

Council operates a 24/7 native animal ambulance service through the RSPCA. If you find a sick, injured and/or orphaned wild animal, call the RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625) and ask for help from the animal ambulance.