The ALA is Australia’s one-stop-shop for information on our diverse wildlife: you can look up facts, explore species in your area, and view images of species in the wild and specimens in museums. The ALA also enables you to make real contributions to biodiversity science: you can upload observations, help digitise museum collections, and set up your own community biodiversity projects.
Explore & contribute
Enter a street address, GPS coordinates, postcode or place name to find out what species live near you.
Contribute to the ALA by uploading your personal sightings of plants, animals and fungi.
Browse Australia’s most recognisable species.
Access K-Year 12 curriculum-aligned classroom activities, step-by-step user guides and case studies.
Contribute to science by transcribing historical museum records and images.
Create and run your own surveys, capture data in the field, and manage biodiversity, ecological and natural resource management data.
Citizen scientists and volunteers
As a citizen scientist or volunteer, you can contribute to the ALA in a few different ways.
Education professionals and students
The ALA’s open source biodiversity infrastructure is an excellent classroom resource for biology and ecology, as well as data and technology subjects.