Spiders in Sydney

Like the rest of Australia, Sydney is home to quite the collection of creepy crawlies. From the giant Sydney huntsman to the deadly and venomous Sydney funnel-web and redback spiders, the largest city on the continent is quite accommodating to a wide range of arachnids. While several are deadly and capable of delivering powerful bites, most of these live in the outback. However, they have been spotted in civilized parts as well.

Common Spiders: Black House Spider, Long Bodied Cellar Spider, Brown House Spider

Biggest Spider: Sydney Huntsman Spider

Most Dangerous Spiders: Sydney Funnel-web Spider, Redback Spider, Whitetailed Spider, Eastern Mouse Spider

Spiders in Sydney

Most Venomous

Comb-Footed Spiders

Australian Funnel-web Spiders

  • Sydney Funnel-web Spider (Atrax robustus)

White‐Tailed Spiders

  • Whitetailed Spider (Lampona cylindrata)

Mouse Spiders

  • Eastern Mouse Spider (Missulena bradleyi)


Huntsman Spiders

  • Sydney Huntsman Spider (Holconia immanis)

House Spiders

  • Black House Spider (Badumna insignis)

Spiny Trapdoor Spiders

  • Sydney Brown Trapdoor Spider (Misgolas rapax)

Less Venomous

Cellar Spiders

  • Long Bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

House Spiders

Orb-Weaver Spiders

Saint Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlin