Get involved in our community frog monitoring program, and collect data to help us manage frog populations and raise awareness of waterway health issues.
Frogs play an important role in the waterway ecosystem, and are easily affected by changes to their environment. Being a frog monitor is easy and fun – and you don’t have to be a frog expert! Find out how you can contribute to their conservation by taking part in the Frog Census.
Download the app
With the Frog Census app for Apple or Android, you can record frog calls at any river, creek, wetland or other type of waterway.
We use the data to inform our planning and decisions on waterway health. In order to share biodiversity knowledge about endangered species, it will also be added to CSIRO’s Atlas of Living Australia and the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas.
If you can’t download the app, email your recording and a completed copy of the Frog Census — guide and datasheet (201.57 KB, PDF) to [email protected].
How to find and help frogs
Discover how to safely and effectively monitor frogs, including how to establish a long term, site-specific monitoring program.
Other featured resources:
- Creating a frog-friendly habitat
Tips for designing and constructing a frog-friendly pond in your own backyard.
- Frog identification beginner's guide
Learn the key identifying features of frogs found throughout Melbourne.
Our free resources, from Foundation to Years 9 and 10, contain modules explicitly linked to the Victorian Curriculum as well as meaningful and effective extension activities for frog conservation.
- Calling all frogs (F-Year 2)
- Meet the frogs (Years 3-4)
- Frog habitats (Years 5-6)
- Exploring our frogs (Years 7-8)
- Saving our frogs (Years 9-10)
- Using data to manage our frogs (Years 9-10)
Join the conversation
Connect and share updates with the Frog Census community by joining our Facebook Frog Census Group.
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