Frogs play an important role in the waterway ecosystem and are easily affected by changes to their environment. Get involved in our community frog monitoring program, and collect data to help us manage frog populations and raise awareness of waterway health issues.
Join the Frog Census
Being a frog monitor is easy and fun — and you don’t have to be a frog expert! Simply download the free Frog Census app for Apple or Android, and record frog calls at any river, creek, wetland or other type of waterway.
If you can't download the app:
- Capture the frog call on another recording device
- Fill out the datasheet below
- Email your recording and datasheet to [email protected]
We'll then get a professional ecologist to identify the frog species.
Frog Census Handbook
Download the Frog Census Handbook to discover how to safely and effectively monitor frogs, including key tips on establishing a long term, site-specific monitoring program.
Where to Find Frogs guide
To monitor frogs, you first need to know how to find them. Download our guide to discover the varied breeding habitats used by Melbourne's frog species.
How we use the data
We use the data to inform our planning and decisions on waterway health. It will also be added to CSIRO's Atlas of Living Australia and the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas to share biodiversity knowledge about endangered species.
Learn more about frogs
To learn more about your local frogs or get involved in specific data collection programs, check out What's On to find upcoming events near you. Events are free but registration is essential.
Create frog habitat
Habitat loss is a major threat to frogs across greater Melbourne. You can take action by creating frog-friendly habitat in your own backyard, school or community garden, increasing living space and helping link up disconnected frog communities. Our brochure has instructions on creating frog ponds and gardens:
Our free F–9/10 curriculum package contains modules explicitly linked to the Victorian Curriculum, as well as meaningful and effective extension activities for frog conservation. To receive free hardcopy classroom resources and additional support, email [email protected].
Help bring our frogs to life! Our colouring sheets are a great rainy day activity and creative challenge for all ages.
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