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Quokkas live on Rottnest Island and mainland south-west Western Australia.   Size - head and body length 300-350mm, tail length 235-310mm and weight 1.6-4.2kg.  Quokkas live up to 6-10 years in captivity. You require a Advanced Licence to keep this species in Victoria.  This species was added to the Victorian wildife scheduals in 2009.  Numbers kept are currently low on private licences.

Although once occuring on the Australain mainland, the Tasmanian pademelon now is restricted to Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands. Size - head and body length 560-630mm, tail length 320-417mm and weight 2.4-12kg.  Average is 7kg for and adult male. Tasmainian Pademelons live up to 4-8 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria.

Quokka - Setonix brachyurus

Tasmanian Pademelon - Thylogale billardierii


Red-legged Pademelon - Thylogale stigmatica

There are three sub species of red legged pademelon in Australia.  T.s. stigmatica, Cairns region. T.s. cokenii, Cape York. T.s. wilcoxi, Southern Queensland and New South Wales. Size - head and body length 386-536mm, tail length 300-473mm and weight 2.5-6.8kg. Red- legged Pademelons live up to 4-8 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria.  This species is currently rare in private capitve collections.


Red Necked Pademelon - Thylogale thetis


Red necked pademelons occur on the eastern central coast of Australia in Queensland, New South Wales and Fraser Island. Size - head and body length 290-620mm, tail length 270-510mm and weight 1.8-9.1kg. Average female weight 3.8kg and male 7.0kg. Red Necked Pademelons live up to 4-8 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria.

Red Necked Wallaby - Macropus rufogriseus


There are 2 sub species of the Red necked wallaby. M.r. rufogriseus, Tasmania and Bass Strait Islands. M.r. banksianus, eastern central coast of the Australian mainland, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, in the east of its range. Also occurring in south eastern South Australia into south west Victoria. Size - M.r. banksianus head and body length 708-888mm, tail length 664-876mm and weight 12-24kg. M.r. rufogriseus head and body length 660-923mm, tail length 623-862mm and weight 11-27kg. Red Necked Pademelons live up to 10-15 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria. M.r. banksianus is also know as the Bennett’s wallaby. Unfortunately the 2 sub-species will hybridise in captivity. It is highly likely that pure Bennett's wallabies have been lost in captive collections due to hybridisation.

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Swamp Wallaby - Wallabia bicolor

Tammar Wallaby - Macropus eugenii


Black Striped Wallaby - Macropus dorsalis


There are 5 listed sub species. Suggestions is that the listing need revision.  The 2 sub species kept commonly in private captive collection are W.b. bicolor, found from the Queensland/NSW border though Victoria into South Australia. This subspecies is more commonly know as the Black Wallaby. W.b. ingrami found from NSW border north to Cairns. This subspecies is more commonly know as the Northern Swamp Wallaby. Size - head and body length 665-847mm, tail length 640-860mm and weight 10-20.5kg. Swamp wallabies live up to 5-9 years in captivity.  The sub species will hybridise in captivity.  It is reccomended not to house this subspecies together.

The Black striped wallaby lives in northern NSW with the majority of it’s range in eastern Queensland. Size - head and body length 480-820mm, tail length 520-832mm and weight 5.2-21kg. Average female weight 6.1kg and male 14kg. Black stripped wallabies live up to 6-15 years in captivity. You need and Advance Licence to keep this species in Victoria.

The Tammar wallaby has patchy distribution ranges across southern South Australia, south Western Australia and western islands. Size - head and body length 520-680mm, tail length 330-450mm and weight 4-10kg.  Tammar wallabies live up to 6-15 years in captivity. You require a Basic Licence to keep this species in Victoria.


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