How to identify what’s on your property

Learning what natural assets you have on your land

All of our resources are dynamic; in other words, we will continue adding to them over time.

Starter list

Here’s some online programs and resources that may help you identify what is on your property.

  • The Atlas of Living Australia – a collaborative, digital, open infrastructure that pulls together Australian biodiversity data from multiple sources, making it accessible and reusable.
  • iNaturalist is one of the world’s most popular nature apps. It helps you identify the plants and animals around you and connects you to a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.
  • Museums Victoria’s free Field Guide app helps you explore Victoria’s unique and diverse wildlife at home or in the great outdoors. Available for both Apple and Android devices, the app holds descriptions of over 950 species, including birds, mammals, fishes, reptiles, frogs and invertebrates from terrestrial, freshwater and marine environment.
  • VICFLORA is a comprehensive and current guide to the wild plants of Victoria. With plant profiles, identification tools and richly illustrated, the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria provides this resource free-of-charge for land managers, scientists, students and indeed anyone with an interest in Victorian plants.
  • FrogID is a nationwide database of frog calls developed to document the species diversity, distributions and breeding habitats of Australian frogs with high geographic coverage and spatial, temporal and taxonomic accuracy.
    Use the website to identify your frogs and help raise awareness of the frogs and biodiversity conservation.
  • BirdLife Australia is one of Australia’s oldest nature organisations. It has over 10,000 members, 65,000 supporters and 30 local branches. It is the only truly national organisation dedicated to creating a bright future for Australia’s birds.
    Note also BirdLife Australia’s Birds on Farms initiative – birds being a key seasonal indicator of the success of your regeneration project.

What and where to buy natives

Where to buy natives in Victoria

Our resources are dynamic; in other words, our members will be adding to them over time. Here’s a start list of resources on where to buy local natives and support businesses which can help landholders get to know their local plants.

  • The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning provides a wide range of resources on how to identify which bioregion your property is in.
    Bioregions are a landscape-scale approach to classifying the environment using a range of attributes such as climate, geomorphology, geology, soils and vegetation. There are 28 bioregions identified within Victoria.

A list of places to buy natives is COMING SOON.