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Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.

Fairfax has or used to have 31 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Northern Quoll.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Northern Quoll

Northern Quoll

Dasyurus hallucatus

Status: Endangered

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Dasyurus hallucatus is found across 27 electorates.

The Northern Quoll is the smallest of the four Australian quoll species. It has a pointy snout and reddish brown fur, with a cream underside. It has white spots on its back and rump and a long, sparsely-furred, unspotted tail. The tail length ranges between 202 and 345 mm. The hindfeet have striated pads and five toes. Northern Quolls can weigh up to 1.2 kg, with the males being larger than the females. It is the most arboreal and aggressive of the four quoll species, and its faeces and body smell strongly.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

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Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Fairfax has or used to have 31 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Northern Quoll but they're just as important.

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