Native fauna

Frankston City is home to a wide variety of wildlife including mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fish and invertebrates. A number of our native animals are endangered or threatened. We even have 17 species of migratory birds from the northern hemisphere that visit our internationally-protected Seaford Wetlands.

Wildlife occupies public and private land so maintaining and improving habitat values on your property helps conserve our native animals. You might not even realise that your property is actually providing an important food source or wildlife link for our native animals.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can help to protect and encourage wildlife on your property, including:

  • Create habitat for wildlife on your property by planting trees, shrubs and ground covers or creating a frog pond.
  • Use less chemicals in your garden.
  • Be a responsible pet owner by ensuring you leave your cat in at night or creating a cat run.
  • Control pest animals and environmental weed species on your property.

You can also help us map where animal and plant species live in Frankston City by recording your observation on the iNaturalist app or website. We use this information to inform how we track and protect the flora and fauna we discover as a community.

Visit our Frankston City Biodiversity Project page to start mapping. 

Injured wildlife

If you find a sick or injured animal, contact your local veterinary clinic, animal shelter of one of the following organisation..