Welcome to Fossilsaustralia.com.

Australia has a diverse fossils record and is also home to some of the oldest fossils recovered.
What is a fossil? Fossils are the evidence in rock of the presence of a plant or an animal from an earlier geological period. Fossils are formed when minerals in groundwater replace materials in bones and tissue, creating a replica in stone of the original organism or of their tracks.

FossilsAustralia.com was set up to assist with fossil identification and to encourage a greater shared understanding of Australian fossils.  There are many resource out there and this site really only scratches the surface but will offer a start with basic identification.


Some Common Australian Fossils