Coastal animals

About this page

Your guide to our coast's fascinating wildlife and how you can help to protect our vulnerable and threatened animal species.

Caring for Wildlife:
Learn how you can look after our local native wildlife and what to do if you come across a sick or injured animal.

At home on the coast
Many species call the Great Ocean Road Coast their home. Here is a small pictorial sample of just some of them.

Marine plant and animal life
Our marine environments provide a home for some truly unique plant and animal species. Find out more about the whole different world underwater.

Our native wildlife care plan
What we're doing to protect and conserve our coast's unique indigenous fauna.

More information


Marine animals on beaches
What to do if you see animals or injured animals on the seashore.
Protect the coast and its native residents
Simple steps to help ensure the protection of coastal fauna and their habitat.