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  • Did you know that there are around 50 species of macropods (kangaroos, wallabies and their kin) in Australia, many more than the 34 species of antelope in Southern Africa?
  • Have you seen an Antilopine Wallaroo, probably the largest and most sociable of the kangaroos, and a member of the BIG SIX?
  • Where would you go to see the Monjon, the diminutive one kilogram rock-wallaby?
  • Did you realise that on a day trip from the Gold Coast you could see kangaroos, wallabies, rock-wallabies, pademelons, and potoroos in the wild?
Explore the species of kangaroos and their kind through the fact sheets presented here and find their geographic range and the best place to see. If you prefer to do this through an interactive map of a locality you are interested in then go to the Trail Map.
Quick links: Kangaroos Tree-kangaroos Wallabies Rock-wallabies Nailtail Wallabies
Pademelons Quokka Hare-wallabies Bettongs Potoroos Rat-kangaroos


Kangaroos
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Red kangaroo Red Kangaroo none Macropus rufus QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, NT, WA
Eastern grey kangaroo Eastern Grey Kangaroo Mainland Macropus giganteus giganteus QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC
Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Tasmania)   Macropus giganteus tasmaniensis TAS
Mainland western grey kangaroo Western Grey Kangaroo Mainland Macropus fuliginosus melanops QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, WA
Kangaroo Island western grey kangaroo   Kangaroo Island Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus SA
Eastern wallaroo Common Wallaroo Eastern Wallaroo Macropus robustus robustus QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC
Euro   Euro Macropus robustus erubescens QLD, NSW, SA, NT, WA
Northern wallaroo   Northern Wallaroo Macropus robustus woodwardii NT
Barrow Island wallaroo   Barrow Island Wallaroo Macropus robustus isabellinus WA
Antilopine wallaroo Antilopine Wallaroo none Macropus antilopinus QLD, NT, WA
Black wallaroo Black Wallaroo none Macropus bernadus NT
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Tree-kangaroos
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Bennett's tree-kangaroo Bennett's Tree-kangaroo none Dendrolagus bennettianus QLD
Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo none Dendrolagus lumholtzi QLD
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Wallabies
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Agile wallaby Agile Wallaby none Macropus agilis QLD, NT, WA
Black-striped wallaby Black-striped Wallaby none Macropus dorsalis QLD, NSW
Kangaroo Island tammar wallaby Tammar Wallaby Kangaroo Island Macropus eugenii decres SA
Mainland tammar wallaby   Mainland Macropus eugenii derbianus WA
Black-gloved wallaby Kwoora (Western Brush Wallaby) none Macropus irma WA
Parma wallaby Parma Wallaby none Macropus parma NSW
Whiptail wallaby Whiptail Wallaby none Macropus parryi QLD, NSW
Red-necked wallaby Red-necked Wallaby Mainland Macropus rufogriseus banksianus QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC
Bennett's wallaby   Bennett's Wallaby Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus TAS
Swamp wallaby Swamp Wallaby none Wallabia bicolor QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA
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Rock-wallabies
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Allied rock-wallaby Allied Rock-wallaby none Petrogale assimilis QLD
Short-eared rock-wallaby Short-eared Rock-wallaby none Petrogale brachyotis NT, WA
Monjon Monjon none Petrogale burbidgei WA
Cape York rock-wallaby Cape York Rock-wallaby none Petrogale coenensis QLD
Northern Territory Narbalek Narbelek Northern Territory Petrogale concinna concinna NT
Kimberley Narbalek   Kimberley Petrogale concinna monastria WA
Godman's rock-wallaby Godman's Rock-wallaby none Petrogale godmani QLD
Herbert's rock-wallaby Herbert's Rock-wallaby none Petrogale herberti QLD
Unadorned rock-wallaby Unadorned Rock-Wallaby none Petrogale inornata QLD
Recherche Archipelago rock-wallaby Black-footed Rock-wallaby Recherche Archipelago Petrogale lateralis hacketti WA
Black-footed rock-wallaby   Mainland Petrogale lateralis lateralis WA, NT
Pearson Island rock-wallaby   Pearson Island Petrogale lateralis pearsoni SA
Mareeba rock-wallaby Mareeba Rock-wallaby none Petrogale mareeba QLD
Brush-tailed rock-wallaby Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby none Petrogale penicillata QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC
Proserpine rock-wallaby Proserpine Rock-wallaby none Petrogale persephone QLD
Purple-necked rock-wallaby Purple-necked Rock-wallaby none Petrogale purpureicollis QLD
Rothchild's rock-wallaby Rothchild's Rock-wallaby none Petrogale rothschildi WA
Sharman's rock-wallaby Sharman's Rock-wallaby none Petrogale sharmani QLD
Queensland Yellow-footed rock-wallaby Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby Queensland Petrogale xanthopus celeris QLD
Yellow-footed rock-wallaby   South Australia & New South Wales Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus NSW, SA
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Nailtail Wallabies
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Bridled nailtail wallaby Bridled Nailtail Wallaby none Onychogalea fraenata QLD
Northern nailtail wallaby Northern Nailtail Wallaby none Onychogalea unguifera QLD, NT, WA
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Pademelons
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Tasmanian pademelon Tasmanian Pademelon none Thylogale billardierii TAS
Red-legged pademelon Red-legged Pademelon Cape York Thylogale stigmatica coxenii QLD
Red-legged Pademelon   North Queensland Thylogale stigmatica stigmatica QLD
Red-legged pademelon   South Queensland & New South Wales Thylogale stigmatica wilcoxi QLD, NSW
Red-necked pademelon Red-necked Pademelon none Thylogale thetis QLD, NSW
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Quokka
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Quokka Quokka none Setonix brachyurus WA
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Hare-wallabies
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Barrow Island spectacled hare-wallaby Spectacled Hare-wallaby Barrow Island Lagochestes conspicillatus conspicillatus WA
Spectacled hare-wallaby   Mainland Lagochestes conspicillatus leichardti QLD, NT, WA
Mala Mala (Rufous Hare-wallaby) Mainland Lagochestes hirsutis hirsutis NT
Bernier Island rufous hare-wallaby   Bernier Island Lagochestes hirsutis bernieri WA
Dorre Island rufous hare-wallaby   Dorr Island Lagochestes hirsutis dorreae WA
Banded hare-wallaby Banded Hare-wallaby none Lagostrophus fasciatus WA
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Bettongs
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Rufous bettong Rufous Bettong none Aepyprymnus rufescens QLD, NSW
Tasmanian bettong Tasmanian Bettong none extant Bettongia gaimardi cuniculus TAS
Boodie Boodie (Burrowing Bettong) none Bettongia lesueur WA
Woylie Woylie (Brush-tailed Bettong) none extant Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi WA
Northern bettong Northern Bettong none Bettongia tropica QLD
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Potoroos
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Gilbert's potoroo  Gilbert's Potoroo none Potorous gilbertii WA
Long-footed potoroo Long-footed Potoroo none Potorous longipes VIC
Tasmanian long-nosed potoroo Long-nosed Potoroo Tasmanian Potorous tridactylis apicalis TAS
Long-nosed potoroo   Mainland Potorous tridactylis tridactylis NSW, VIC
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Rat-kangaroos
Portrait Species Subspecies Scientific name Location
Musky rat-kangaroo Musky Rat-kangaroo none Hypsiprymnodon moschatus QLD
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