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Backyard Biodiversity resources

Backyards are an important part of the Gold Coast’s natural landscape. If you have a backyard, courtyard or even a balcony you have the opportunity to support our native plants and animals by providing habitat for our diverse native wildlife.


The koala is one of the most loved and recognisable of Australia’s unique animals. The Gold Coast supports some of the most important koala habitat and populations in South East Queensland. These populations occur in over 32,000 hectares of habitat within both public and privately owned land. Learn more about conservation measures we can all take on our properties, and in our neighbourhoods, to protect and support koalas.

Download Backyard biodiversity – Our nature: Koalas (PDF 3.47mmb)


Take action in your backyard and create a great habitat to support frogs.
Download Backyard biodiversity - Our nature: Frogs (PDF 3.82mb)

Hollows are homes

Find out more about local fauna which use hollows and how you can protect and support this fauna in your backyard.
Download Backyard biodiversity - Our nature: Hollows are homes (PDF 2.74mb)

Native bees

The Gold Coast region is home to an estimated 200 native bee species. These bees come in all sorts of colours and sizes.
Download Backyard biodiversity - Our nature: Native bees (PDF 5mb)


Butterflies delight us with their passing beauty but they are also essential to the healthy functioning of our natural environment. Find out more about the approximately 170 species of butterfly that are found on the Gold Coast and actions you can take your backyard.
Download Backyard Biodiversity – Our nature: Butterflies (PDF 2.02mb)

Printed copies are available at your local City Library or the Friends Centre at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. You can also request a copy via email

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