BHL Australia

BHL Australia is a national project working to digitise Australia's biodiversity literature and make it openly accessible online on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website. Our digitisation operation is located at the Melbourne Museum in the beautiful World Heritage Listed Carlton Gardens. BHL Australia is funded by the Atlas of Living Australia to make Australia's biodiversity knowledge openly accessible to everyone.  

To peruse the 6100+ volumes and 606,000+ pages contributed to BHL by Australia's museums, herbaria, universities, state libraries, royal societies, field naturalist clubs and government organisations, click here

Eastern Rosella engraving

The organisations contributing to BHL Australia include:



To peruse all the botanical taxonomic journals on BHL published
by Australia's herbaria, view our Australian Botanical Collection.

State Libraries


Government Institutes & Agencies 

Royal Societies

Naturalists' Clubs

Field Naturalist Clubs of Victoria

The publications of the following Field Naturalist Clubs
are being made accessible on BHL thanks to funding from the
Public Record Office of Victoria's 2023 Local History Grants Program
To find out more, see our Field Naturalist Clubs of Victoria Collection.

Other Clubs, Societies & Networks

Contributions by Personal Collectors