Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 6,759,933.

5,982 Data sets

Most recently added dataset is:

Basis of records

147 Collections

Click on a Collection for details:

Records by date
National Species Lists
Accepted names195,424
Species names152,080
Species with records111,566
477 Spatial layers
Contextual layers 133
Environmental/grided layers 344
Terrestrial layers 417
Marine layers 36

Records by state and territory
Most recorded species
73.91M Type specimens
Holotypes 51,046
Lectotypes 3,958
Neotypes 490
Isotypes 25,923
Types with images 829,103

DNA barcode data
Pages 52.95M
Specimen labels transcribed
Fieldnotes pages transcribed
Expeditions active
Expeditions completed
Total expeditions
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,548
Near Threatened 5,108
Least Concern/Unknown 358
Listed under FFG Act 315
Extinct 158
Parent Species (Unofficial) 0
Records by data provider
Bird life Australia 13.62M
Office of Environment and... 9.24M
Australia's Virtual Herbarium 5.39M
OZCAM (Online Zoological... 4.65M
South Australia, Department of... 2.97M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere 1.45M
Northern Territory Department... 1.40M
Global Biodiversity Information... 1.01M
Australian Antarctic Data Centre 748,483
Nature map 324,426
Digi vol 198,690
Australian National Insect... 193,719
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Questagame 81,061
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Citizen Science - ALA Website 57,465
University of Adelaide 56,490
Flickr 53,444
CSIRO National Fish Collection 45,518
Australian Seedbank Partnership 43,912
Barcode of Life 35,694
Wolli Creek Preservation Society 33,416
Coral Reef Research 13,867
Gang-gang cockatoo survey 13,441
Atlas of Life in the Coastal... 11,190
Australian Ecological Knowledge... 3,200
Chevron Australia 2,048
Kangawalla Pastoral Co Pty Ltd 1,429

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.33M
Centre for Australian National... 995,899
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 882,666
Queensland Museum 863,920
Museums Victoria 826,015
Western Australia, Department... 771,452
The Royal Botanic Gardens &... 731,624
Department of Environment,... 730,635
Western Australian Museum 523,853
Department of Science,... 523,117
South Australian Museum 496,634
Commonwealth Scientific and... 449,460
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 273,021
Department of Land Resource... 270,289
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Museum and Art Gallery of the... 229,839
Australian Tropical Herbarium 180,101
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa... 164,214
University of New England 85,292
Queen Victoria Museum and Art... 83,141
University of Adelaide 56,477
James Cook University 25,412
Scion 22,548
University of Canterbury 17,599
Massey University 16,374
The University of Melbourne 13,689
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 11,687
Queensland Department of... 11,384
University of Wollongong 11,092

Occurrence tree
Records by life form


Records and species by decade
Occurrence downloads by reason
Other scientific research 1.09M events 2.37B records
Ecological research 264,203 events 2.43B records
Scientific research 119,292 events 2.86B records
Education 9,812 events 1.04B records
Environmental assessment 6,076 events 285.34M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 3,695 events 72.73M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 3,561 events 80.75M records
Biosecurity management/planning 1,663 events 328.93M records
Collection management 1,089 events 196.27M records
Restoration/remediation 158 events 1.56M records
Other 50,150 events -2,134,635,143 records
TOTAL 1.56M events 12.38B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education15,476 events 1.23B records
Government8,867 events443.22M records
Other50,808 events 5.72B records
Unspecified 1.45M events 7.43B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   52,766
Taxa with images65,997
Species with images52,766
Subspecies with images2,998
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,002,393