Search ALA

Search species, datasets, regions, localities, environmental layers, and more.

Spatial Portal

Map, visualise and analyse relationships between species, location and environment.

Help

Access ALA support articles, user guides and case studies, and contact ALA.

Explore your area

Enter a street address, GPS coordinates, postcode or place name to find out what species live near you.

Search occurrence records

Search occurrence records in the ALA by species, taxon, dataset, date, location, data provider and more.

BioCollect

Create surveys, capture data in the field, and manage your biodiversity, ecological and natural resource management data.

Australian iconic species

Browse Australia’s most recognisable species.

Core components

Atlas of Living Australia

Home page and general information about the ALA.

Australia’s natural history collections

Browse Australia’s collection institutions, the collections they hold and view records of individual specimens.

Specimens

Browse specimen images from Austraila’s natural history collections made available by the museums and herbaria of Australia.

Share your data

Upload your biodiversity data to the ALA:   occurrence data, images, sound files,  genomic data, museum specimens.

Species lists

Upload your own list of species to use in the ALA or use a list uploaded by other ALA users or data providers.

ALA dashboard

View the key stats associated with ALA’s data repository and services: the number of records, species, data providers,   environmental data and much more.

Search ALA datasets

Search datasets provided to the ALA by collecting institutions, individual collectors and community groups.

Sandbox

Use ALA’s test environment to check and test your data before uploading.

Download predefined datasets

Access, download and save ALA datasets, large data exports and desktop software.

Mobile apps

Download apps for your mobile devices.

Explore regions

Browse pre-defined state, territory, local   government areas and biogeographic regions using a map-based biodiversity discovery tool.

Tools

Spatial Portal

Visualise and analyse relationships between species, location and environment. 

FishMap

Find Australian marine fishes by location and depth.

BioCollect

Create and run your own surveys, capture data in the field, and manage biodiversity,   ecological and natural resource management data.

MERIT

Online reporting tool for the Department of the Environment and Energy.

ZoaTrack

Track and calculate movement metrics and space use for individually marked animals   anywhere in the world.

Sensitive Data Service

Use our data pre-processing service that removes or obfuscates location data for   sensitive species.

Conduct phylogenetic and geospatial analysis   in a single tool.

ALA4R

Install and use an R-library that allows simple access to ALA data, tools and services.

Community hubs

Flora of Australia

Access authoritative information on names, characteristics, distribution and habitat of Australian plants.

AVH

Access records in Australia’s Virtual Herbarium.

OZCAM

Access records in the Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums.

MDBA

Access the Murray-Darling Basin Authority portal.

Citizen science and education

Record a sighting

Contribute to the ALA by uploading your observations to iNaturalist Australia.

Citizen Science Project Finder

Search, find and connect with a citizen science project that interests you.

DigiVol

Contribute to science by transcribing historical museum records and images.

Education resources

Access K-Year 12 curriculum-aligned classroom activities, step-by-step user guides and case studies.

Developer resources

Web service APIs

View a full list of ALA’s web services.

International Living Atlases

Install and run the ALA platform with help from an international community of existing users and see the list of countries using the ALA.

ALA GitHub repository

View ALA open source code at GitHub.

About ALA

About us

Read about the ALA, our team, governance and strategic plans. 

ALA for researchers

Access content and links for ecoscientists, taxonomists and collection owners.

News & media

Read about the latest ALA news and access ALA social media.

ALA for government and land managers

Access content and links for federal, state and local governments, natural resource managers and rangers, landowners and community groups.

Indigenous ecological knowledge

Find out how ALA is working in partnership with Indigenous communities to bridge boundaries between Indigenous knowledge and western science.

ALA for community and schools 

Access content and links for citizen scientists, community groups, educators, students and families.

All sites, services and tools

View popular sites and services on the ALA web site.