Australia is home to many animals, some of which are vastly different and unique. Our Australian Animal Flash Cards are an awesome way to learn about the animals that live here.


The 32 cards in this resource are printable, easy to download and can be laminated to use over and over again and are an easy fun way for children to expand on their vocabulary while teaching them about the animals that live in Australia.


Flashcards help children improve their knowledge and ability to understand and improve visual memory. Children sometimes struggle with their ability to focus, so flashcards make it easier for educators and parents to provide small pieces of information in a memorable, interesting, and fun way.


Our Australian Animal Flash Cards are designed to support Educators and parents with intentional teaching prompts for knowledge building on topics like:


  • Amphibians
  • Mammals
  • Marsupials
  • Habitats ranging from desert to coral reef, rainforests, rivers and grasslands.
  • Reptiles
  • Species
  • Conservation status – are they endangered?  How can we protect the planet that they live in
  • Are they native to Australia or did they come from another country and were bred here?
  • How big are they?
  • Do they have feathers, scales, or fur?


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Learning Outcome 2.4 – children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment:


Learning about Australian animals supports children to use play to investigate and explore new ideas and broaden their understanding of the world in which they live.


Pack includes coloured background, white background, and black and white sets of:


Australian Amphibians

  • Cane Toad

Australian Birds

  • Magpie
  • Cassowary
  • Emu
  • Fairy Penguin
  • Galah
  • Kookaburra
  • Pelican
  • Cockatoo

Australian Fish

  • Great White Shark

Australian Insects

  • Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

Australian Mammals

  • Dingo
  • Dugong
  • Echidna
  • Platypus

Australian Marsupials

  • Bandicoot
  • Bilby
  • Kangaroo
  • Koala
  • Numbat
  • Quokka
  • Sugar Glider
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Wallaby
  • Wombat

Australian Reptiles

  • Crocodile
  • Red Bellied Black Snake
  • Frill Neck Lizard
  • Goanna
  • Blue Tongue Lizard

Other Australian Animals

  • Red Back Spider
  • Yabby


More Imaginative Thinking ways to use the cards:


  • A fun option is to place the flashcards face down on the floor. Have children toss a beanbag onto a card. they can flip over whichever card the beanbag lands on and say the animal/word that is on the card.
  • Make a duplicate set of flashcards and play a game of memory, including the rule that they only get to keep the matching pair of cards if they can say the name of the animal/sight word written on them.
  • Learn about animal sounds by tossing the flashcards onto the floor and challenging children to find the animal that makes each sound!


Australian Animals Printable Flashcards