Wildlife of Sydney

Wildlife of Sydney

Who might you meet in Sydney? Bugs that stink, cicadas that sing, octopus, spiders, gliders, sea dragons, pelicans and much more. Learn about the more commonly encountered animals and the groups they belong to.


Insects are found in almost every habitat in Sydney.

Freshwater fish

Twenty four species occur in the Sydney area.

Lace corals and sea mats

About 210 species of bryozoans are known to occur in Sydney Harbour.