some useful wildlife & media sites:

media industry support and conferences:

AFTRS -Australian Film Television and Radio School

AIDC -Australian International Documentary Conference

AIMIA – Australian Interactive Media Industry Association

Documentary Australia


Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival


QUT Brisbane Media Map Production

Screen Australia

Screen Hub – Professional news and jobs for the Australian film and television industry

Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)

Screen QLD

The International Association of Wildlife Film-Makers

Wildlife-film – news & resources for international wildlife film-making industry

Wildscreen Festival UK

science & nature media:

BBC Science & Nature

National Geographic

New Scientist

The Underwater

Underwater Australasia

endangered wildlife:

IUCN redlist

Globally Endangered Chapter – ARKive

Australian list of threatened species

nature image & footage libraries:


Auscape International

Absolutely Wild Visuals

Close-up Photo Library

Nature Footage

Graphic Science – Insect Photography, Insect Images and Macro Nature Photography Image Library

Lochman Transparencies

Marine Themes – Marine Wildlife Stock Library

Oceanwide images

OSF – Oxford Scientific

Picture Australia

Science Image – CSIRO

wildlife photographers:

Australian Wildlife Photo Galleries – Travel |

Graeme Chapman birds database

Don Hadden Nature Photography

Wildlight | Real Australia in Pictures

Martin Willis PHOTOGRAPHS – Professional Stock Photography of Australian Wildlife


reference sites for wildlife information and identification:


Australian Museum animals

Australian Biological Resources Study – ABRS Fauna Online home

CSIRO PUBLISHING – Excellence in Science Publishing

Census of Australian Vertebrate Species – Biocodes

Discover Nature at JCU

VIC wildlife atlas

QLD wildlife online

NSW wildlife atlas


Marine Species Fish Gallery – Dave Harasti

CAAB – Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota

Find a fish Australian Museum

Reef fish web guide (Dept of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland)

Shark database


Brisbane Insects and Spiders Home Page

CSIRO insects

Australian Moths Online

Bioinformatics Museum Victoria



ABC Science Bird Atlas

Gould – Birds of Australia

National Library of Australia – Birds!


Frogs Australia Network – Australian Frog Database

Frogs of Australia > Search for a frog


Australian Museum-mammal-finder

Mammal Species of the World

marine invertebrates:

JCU Stinger research unit – Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans researc…

The Sea Slug Forum – Taxonomic Search


Aust Venom Research Unit

Australian Faunal Directory – Checklist for REPTILIA