Threatened fauna Ballarat City


Note: This page is intended to provide an overview of all known (including historic) records of fauna in the City of Ballarat which are considered threatened, poorly known, near threatened or extinct in Victoria.


Victorian conservation status

EW Extinct in Wild
RX Regionally Extinct
CR Critically Endangered
EN Endangered
VU Vulnerable
NT Near Threatened
DD Data Deficient


Common name

Scientific name

Conservation status

    Victoria FFG

Ballarat City – threatened birds

Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus EN listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU  
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT  
Baillon’s Crake Porzana pusilla palustris VU listed
Barking Owl Ninox connivens EN listed
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans NT
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis EN listed
Brolga Grus rubicunda VU listed
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia NT listed
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos VU  
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis VU  
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae VU listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia EN listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis VU listed
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata NT listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis NT
Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura VU listed
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster VU listed

Ballarat City – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT

Ballarat City – threatened fishes

Flat-headed Galaxias Galaxias rostratus VU
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica EN listed
Mountain Galaxias Galaxias olidus - listed

Ballarat City – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed


Data Source: Information in this table has been derived from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Victoria, January 2016. Advisory List of Threatened Invertebrate Fauna in Victoria (2009)-pdf,  Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria (2013)-pdf  and Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Flora & Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, Threatened List, May 2015 pdf (129 KB).

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