Green tree frog sitting on a rock

Frogs are an essential part of our natural environment. They help to control the insect populations and are a food source for other predators. These predators include snakes, goannas, freshwater turtles, egrets, kookaburras and antechinus.

Moreton Bay is home to many frogs including a few threatened species. These include the green tree frog, wallum froglet and giant barred frog.  

How you can support native frog populations

You can support native frog populations in several ways.

Record and report frog sightings with FrogID

The Australian Museum's FrogID is a national citizen science project. The project aims to connect the public with nature and raise awareness of frogs.

Get help with frog identification, record and report frog sightings through the FrogID app

Create a frog-friendly backyard

Creating a frog-friendly backyard can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. There are various ways of attracting frogs to your backyard.

  • You can build a frog hotel with plastic pipes, rocks, groundcovers, and shrubs. Find out more about constructing a frog hotel
  • Create a pond with deep and shallow areas with rocks, pebbles, and dirt on the base and around the edges. Plant native sedges and grasses around the waterbody, with logs between plants.
  • Planting native plants will also attract frogs into your garden. These provide shaded, cool areas they like to live in during the day.
  • Ensure your installed habitat is not a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Encouraging natural predators such as dragonflies will help keep the mosquitoes away. You can also treat the pond with products that are frog-friendly.  

How Council supports native frog populations

Council conducts a range of revegetation programs across parks and natural areas to support all native wildlife.

There are also programs for private property aimed to restore and improve wildlife habitat.

We also provide homeowners native plant vouchers to enhance wildlife environments.