Our Guide to Pollinator Insects

We’ve created a glove box guide to common pollinators in our region (the Southern Slopes of New South Wales and North East Victoria). This information will be applicable in many other parts of Australia too.

There are tens of thousands of known pollinator insect species in Australia and many more as yet undescribed, so the guide is just a starting point.
It includes additional sources of information and tips for how you can contribute to pollinator insect conservation.

NEW: Second edition out in April 2021!

We’re delighted to have collaborated with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and local Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) to produce this second edition of the pollinator insects guide.

You can view or download an A4 print-friendly version below.

Durable hard copies of the guide will be available locally through DELWP Hume region, CMAs and local Landcare Networks.

View the guide online (hard copy layout, click on the image below to open as a PDF)


Or access a print-friendly copy of the first edition of this guide.

Click through to print-friendly PDF version (6 pages, A4, 1.7MB)
Click through to print-friendly PDF version (6 pages, A4, 1.7MB)

We’re grateful for the support of the Slopes to Summit partnership of the Great Eastern Ranges initiative and funding from the NSW government’s Environmental Trust that enabled us to produce the first edition of this guide.

12 thoughts on “Our Guide to Pollinator Insects

  1. Hello there,
    I live in Alstonville NSW. And my hobby is Native Stingless bees.
    Our town supports numerous pollinators. And I would be happy to take part in the spring wild pollinators count. Or any season count.
    I also would be interested in obtaining a copy of the pollinator insects PDF guide.
    Regards Mark Fleming.


    1. I have just joined Wild Polinators Count and have recently purchased a hive of native bees, please advise how I can obtain a durable hard copy of the Polinators guide.


  2. Help I can’t find the print friendly spot Brilliant project Going out to a rare FRESHwater swamp in WA wheatbelt this week-end so shall test out the brochure.


  3. Would love to purchase a hard copy set of these when available. Our Landcare group was involved in creating a very similar field guide to native plants of Southern Ballarat. Your publication is to same high standard of production. Well done.
    And we have just built clay “bee hotels” for the blue-banded bees that inhabit the school at which I teach, Damascus College, Ballarat.
    David Neate


  4. Hi, We are organising a wild pollinators count for the 13th November, Could you please send through a copy of the guide, its not allowing me to link into the one on your website for some reason.


  5. Hi, we are starting to plant a native garden to attract pollinators in my kinder in Melbourne victoria – Docklands.
    Could I please have a hard copy of this guide? Thank you.


  6. Hi. Please could we get a hard copy of the Pollinator Guide. Not only would it be great for the count, but as home edders with a naturalist bent these would be wonderful for use in our schooling
    Thanks so much


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