Spiders in Brisbane

The city of Brisbane and the areas around it are home to several species of spiders. Some of these are pretty dangerous, notably the white-tailed and redback spiders, whose bites can cause serious harm due to the potency of their venom. However, most aren’t aggressive and will avoid human contact if possible. They remain out of sight throughout most of the year, becoming visible during summer.

Common Spiders: Black House Spider, Long Bodied Cellar Spider

Biggest Spider: Queensland Whistling Tarantula

Most Dangerous Spiders: Redback Spider, White-tailed Spider, Garden Orb Web Spider

Spiders in Brisbane

Most Venomous

Orb-Weaver Spiders

Australian Funnel-web Spiders

  • Toowoomba Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche infensa)
  • Greater Lamington Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche valida)
  • Lesser Lamington Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche lamingtonensis)
  • Monteith’s Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche monteithi)
  • Northern Rivers Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche formibabilis)
  • Wet Tropics Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche anzses)
  • Conondale Funnel-web Spider (Hadronyche raveni)

Huntsman Spiders

  • Lichen Huntsman Spider (Pandercetes gracilis)

House Spiders

  • Black House Spider (Badumna insignis)

Wolf Spiders

  • Little Striped Wolf Spider (Venatrix furcillata)

Mouse Spiders

  • Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi)

Comb-Footed Spiders

White‐Tailed Spiders

  • White-tailed Spider (Lampona cylindrata)

Australian Tarantulas

  • Queensland Whistling Tarantula (Selenocosmia crassipes)

Less Venomous

Armored Trapdoor Spiders

  • Regal Golden Trapdoor Spider (Euoplos regalis)
  • Euoplos raveni
  • Euoplos booloumba
  • Euoplos jayneae
  • Red-fanged Black Trapdoor Spider (Euoplos schmidti)

Orb-Weaver Spiders

Cellar Spiders

  • Long Bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

Trapdoor Spiders

  • Brisbane Trapdoor Spider (Arbanitis longipes)

Jumping Spiders

Lynx Spiders