Changes in land use over time, the manipulation of creek lines and flood plains, urbanisation and general loss of habitat have had an effect on frog numbers and species diversity. Additionally, a fungal disease is believed to be responsible for further losses. The changes in climate with extended unseasonally dry conditions are likely to further affect local frog populations as does the abundance of Cane Toads.

Our Network conducted a survey of frogs in Brisbane's Inner West between 2013 and 2016. We are indebted to Harry Hines for his support in this endeavour and his help with the identification. Data collected in 2012 was added to our survey results and now serves as a basis for further research. We are keen to expand our investigation and  to establish which of the locally native amphibians use our creeks as well as permanent and ephemeral waterbodies.We are keen to hear from locals about frogs in Brisbane's Inner West catchments. You may want to contribute. Please record your frog calls and send them to us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with date and location. Most smart phones allow you to record. We are happy to investigate and identify. If you have difficulties recording,, just let us know. We are happy to come and do the  recording. 

With your help our list of frog species in our local catchments will grow and provide a good indicator of habitat health. Click on the link below to see what we have recorded. 

LIst of frogs in Brisbane's inner west.