Occurrence records


records in total.

We estimate the number of potential duplicate records to be 6,759,952.

5,943 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
71.42M Type specimens
Holotypes 50,813
Lectotypes 3,954
Neotypes 490
Isotypes 25,923
Types with images 807,961

DNA barcode data
Pages 52.50M
Specimen labels transcribed 407,962
Fieldnotes pages transcribed 56,908
Volunteers 2,235
Expeditions active 9
Expeditions completed 747
Total expeditions 1,136
Conservation status
Status# species
Endangered 2,548
Near Threatened 5,107
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... 4.62M
South Australia, Department of... 2.97M
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere IPT 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 64,702
Queensland Department of... 60,510
University of Adelaide 56,490
Citizen Science - ALA Website 55,372
Flickr 53,043
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 859,607
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 496,645
Commonwealth Scientific and... 447,866
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 352,868
Department of Land Resource... 270,289
Auckland War Memorial Museum 257,493
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 254,685
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 951,906 events 2.12B records
Ecological research 237,438 events 2.31B records
Scientific research 116,423 events 2.80B records
Education 9,257 events 950.57M records
Environmental assessment 5,798 events 264.21M records
Conservation management/planning 5,221 events 545.60M records
Citizen science 3,527 events 71.47M records
Systematic research/taxonomy 3,378 events 79.49M records
Biosecurity management/planning 1,539 events 327.18M records
Collection management 1,042 events 190.81M records
Restoration/remediation 149 events 881,642 records
Other 49,710 events 2.11B records
TOTAL 1.39M events 11.77B records


Occurrence downloads by user type
Education14,635 events 1.21B records
Government8,316 events392.42M records
Other48,695 events 5.46B records
Unspecified 1.27M events 7.12B records
TOTAL events records
Species images   52,409
Taxa with images65,508
Species with images52,409
Subspecies with images2,987
Taxa with images from
Taxa with images from
citizen science
Total number of images954,876