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.

Spiders in Brisbane

Spiders in Brisbane Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Brisbane

Black House SpiderLong Bodied Cellar Spider

Biggest Spider in Brisbane

Queensland Whistling Tarantula

Most Dangerous Spiders in Brisbane

Redback SpiderWhite-tailed SpiderGarden Orb Web Spider

Most Venomous Spiders

Orb-Weaver Spiders

Garden Orb Weaver Spider Garden Orb Weaver Spider (Eriophora pustulosa) - The Garden Orb Weaver Spider is a fascinating creature found mainly in Australasia. These spiders belong to the orb weaver family, and they have some cool traits.… Continue Reading >

Giant Wood Spider Web Giant Wood Spider (Nephila pilipes) - Meet the Nephila Pilipes! This golden orb-weaver spider calls many places home, from Asian countries like China and India to faraway Australia. It's one of the biggest orb-weaving spiders out there.… Continue Reading >

Australian Funnel-web Spiders

Northern Tree Funnel-Web Northern Tree Funnel-web (Hadronyche formidabilis) - The Northern Tree Funnel-web spider is native to Australia and is part of the mygalomorph spider group. Known for its high venom level, it's considered one of the world's deadliest spiders.… Continue Reading >

  • 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)
  • 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 Size Black House (Badumna insignis) - The Black House Spider, sometimes called the common black spider, calls Australia home. But, you can also spot them in Japan and New Zealand. They have a dark, strong look but are quite shy.… Continue Reading >

Wolf Spiders

  • Little Striped Wolf Spider (Venatrix furcillata)

Mouse Spiders

  • Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi)

Comb-Footed Spiders

Male Redback Spider Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) - The Redback spider, often called the Australian black widow, comes from places in Australia. Nowadays, you can find it all over Australia and even in New Zealand.… Continue Reading >

White‐Tailed Spiders

White Tail Spider White-tailed (Lampona cylindrata & Lampona murina) - Discover the intriguing world of the white-tailed spider, known scientifically as Lampona murina and Lampona cylindrata. Both these spiders hail from the Lampona genus, which means ‘to shine’.… Continue Reading >

Australian Tarantulas

  • Queensland Whistling Tarantula (Selenocosmia crassipes)

Less Venomous Spiders

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

St. Andrews Cross Spider Image St. Andrews Cross (Argiope keyserlingi) - Did you know there's a spider named after a cross pattern? It's called the St. Andrews Cross spider. This spider lives in Australia and makes a web that looks like a special cross.… Continue Reading >

Cellar Spiders

Long Bodied Cellar Spider Long Bodied Cellar (Pholcus phalangioides) - The long-bodied cellar spiders are quite interesting! Often seen in America's dark and damp spots, they have really long legs. This is why some folks call them daddy-long-legs.… Continue Reading >

Trapdoor Spiders

  • Brisbane Trapdoor Spider (Arbanitis longipes)

Jumping Spiders

Jumping Green Spider Green Jumping (Mopsus mormon) - The Green Jumping Spider is a bright green, lively little creature found in areas of eastern Australia and New Guinea. This member of the Salticidae family is known for its vibrant color and quick movements.… Continue Reading >

Lynx Spiders