Spiders in Australia

Spiders found in Australia include 14 unique species from 79 confirmed sightings based on contributions made by Spider ID members. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Australia are not bound by the territorial lines decided on by humans, therefore their distribution is subject to change. Occasionally, spiders can be found well outside of their known range due to being intentionally or accidentally transported by humans in cars, luggage, and other belongings.


14 Species Found in Australia

Australia Sightings
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79 spider sightings have been made in Australia by contributing members. Consider submitting confirmed sightings of your own.

Picture of Scytodes thoracica - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Heteropoda spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Blakistonia aurea (Adelaide Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila pilipes (Giant Golden Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tasmanicosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Tasmanicosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cyrtophora moluccensis (Dome Tent Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cryptachaea gigantipes (White Porch Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Cryptachaea gigantipes (White Porch Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Female - Dorsal,Spiderlings Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Eriophora spp. - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Deinopis subrufa - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider - Exuviae Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lampona spp. (White-tailed Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Sparassidae (Giant Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephila edulis (Australian Golden Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Scytodes spp. - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Sparassidae (Giant Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Heteropoda spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Backobourkia spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Eriophora spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Scytodes spp. - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Thomisidae (Crab Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Isopedella spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Backobourkia brouni - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Isopeda spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Nephilengys papuana Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Eriophora spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture
Picture of unidentified spider Enlarge Picture