The Gold Coast is one of the most biodiverse cities in Australia with a wide range of plant and animal species.
We are home to:
- nearly 600 species of recorded native animals - 38 species of amphibians, 352 birds, 84 mammals, 74 reptiles and 37 species of freshwater fish (more fish, birds, amphibians and mammals than Kakadu) - 72 of which are endangered, vulnerable or near threatened under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
- more than 1700 species of recorded native plants - 109 of which are endangered, vulnerable or near threatened under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
- 65 native vegetation types and 56 regional ecosystems.
Despite the extensive biodiversity found within the city's boundaries, the potential impacts of Australia's high population growth and the continued clearing of remnant landscapes for development include loss of species and ecosystems, habitat destruction and fragmentation.
City of Gold Coast (City) recognises that our native wildlife is a critical asset, essential to the future environmental, social and economic sustainability of the Gold Coast. Explore how we are working to protect our native wildlife, and what you can do to help.
Learn more about what actions can be taken to help keep koalas safe.
Find out more about our threatened species here on the Gold Coast.
Discover how you can encourage and help to protect our native wildlife.
Find out how the City supports landholders who want to restore and protect their property’s native habitat.
Visit our Gold Coast Fauna Flora website to search and locate plant and animal species on the Gold Coast, access conservation studies and learn more about our native species.
Learn about our native plants and animals, what we're doing to protect them, and what you can do to help.
Our advice on managing pest plants and animals and what we are doing to help.