You can get up close and personal with many of them in our zoos and wildlife parks or, if you're lucky, you might just spot them in their natural habitat.
Many of our native animals are only found here. We are one of the few continents to have all three groups of mammals – monotremes, marsupials and placentals – and are home to more than 800 species of birds, including the iconic emu. We’ve got two crocodile species, 4,000 fish species and 50 types of marine mammals. Discovering Australia’s animals is one of the highlights for many visitors to our country.