Victoria has an abundance of unique Australian animals and plants. However, a large and growing number of these are now threatened with extinction. Explore profiles of some of Victoria’s most threatened species, key threats, and what is being done to invest in their recovery.

Faunal Emblems Program

The Caring for Our Environment - Faunal Emblems Program is supporting the recovery of the Leadbeater’s Possum and the Helmeted Honeyeater. The program is taking a collaborative approach to improve the viability of populations , increase suitable habitat, and increase community support and involvement in recovery efforts.

Learn more about our Faunal Emblems Program here.

Threatened Species

See below for more information on some of Victoria's threatened species, and find out about some of the ways in which DELWP is working with our partners to support their recovery.

Fauna

Baw Baw Frog

Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Greater Glider

Helmeted Honeyeater

Hooded Plover

Leadbeater's Possum

Macquarie Perch (PDF, 397.0 KB)

Mountain Pygmy-possum

Orange-bellied Parrot

Plains-wanderer

Regent Honeyeater

Regent Honeyeater 2017 Captive Release and Community Monitoring Project (PDF, 367.6 KB)
If you see a Regent Honeyeater Flier (PDF, 404.9 KB)

Striated Sun Moth (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Flora

Mountain Swainson-pea Swainsona recta (PDF, 330.7 KB)
Concave Pomaderris (Pomaderris subplicata) (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Phantom Wattle  (Acacia phasmoides) (PDF, 331.8 KB)
Stony Bush-pea (Pultanea lapidosa) (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Page last updated: 18/02/20