Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 6,721,617.

5,984 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
72.27M Type specimens
Holotypes 51,052
Lectotypes 3,960
Neotypes 490
Isotypes 25,923
Types with images 840,834

DNA barcode data
Pages 53.17M
Specimen labels transcribed
Fieldnotes pages transcribed
Expeditions active
Expeditions completed
Total expeditions
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,549
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
Reef Life Survey 366,210
Nature map 324,668
Digi vol 198,690
Australian National Insect... 193,719
European Molecular Biology... 118,898
Field data / Biological Data... 95,399
Queensland Department of... 60,510
Flickr 57,439
University of Adelaide 56,490
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
Littlewood 467

Records by institution
Australian Museum 1.33M
Centre for Australian National... 995,899
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 882,666
Queensland Museum 863,932
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... 449,500
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 1.10M events 2.61B records
Ecological research 274,257 events 2.45B records
Scientific research 120,334 events 2.90B records
Education 10,255 events 1.05B records
Environmental assessment 6,170 events 287.01M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 3,796 events 75.22M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 3,648 events 81.85M records
Biosecurity management/planning 1,679 events 328.95M records
Collection management 1,110 events 196.90M records
Restoration/remediation 172 events 1.63M records
Other 50,409 events -2,118,507,529 records
TOTAL 1.58M events 12.70B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education16,192 events 1.24B records
Government9,028 events454.50M records
Other51,915 events 5.78B records
Unspecified 1.47M events 7.69B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   52,865
Taxa with images66,222
Species with images52,865
Subspecies with images3,004
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images1,020,800