This website is a portal for exploring the bats of Southern Queensland. It contains facts and identification of bat species and education materials for the classroom.
Bats have inhabited Australia for many thousand years. Mega-bats play a vital part in assisting the seeding of forests and the regeneration of rainforests, while their smaller cousins the micro-bats are responsible for keeping down pest insect populations. Bats in general are protected native Australian species and some are endangered species at both a State and Federal level.
Despite popular concern, they actually pose minimal risk to humans, providing you leave them alone and do not have physical contact with them.
Please explore our website that has been supported by the Burnett Mary Regional Group and SEQ Catchments.