Atlas of Living Australia


The Atlas of Living Australia (Atlas) contains information on all the known species in Australia aggregated from a wide range of data providers: museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities. Information on the site would be used to:

  • improve our understanding of Australian biodiversity
  • assist researchers to build a more detailed picture of Australia’s biodiversity
  • assist environmental managers and policy makers develop more effective means of managing and sustaining Australia’s biodiversity.

See Atlas partners for a list of the Atlas’s partners.

International relationships

In developing the Atlas, strong relationships have been created for sharing  biodiversity data, resources and experiences with related international organisations such as:

Related projects

The Atlas has also worked closely with other NCRIS funded projects to develop common approaches and standards and to share application development where possible. These projects are:

Role of CSIRO

Development and administration of the Atlas has been undertaken by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on behalf of all the partners and the funding organisation.

Data Profile
Atlas of Living Australia has 11894 data records in Research Data Australia, which cover 46 subjects areas including ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES and Climate and involve 1693 group(s). All of the information provided by Atlas of Living Australia can be accessed from the box on the right hand side of this page.