Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: VBA_FAUNA25
Title: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas fauna records (unrestricted) for sites with high spatial accuracy
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803004161
Custodial Program: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (DEPI)
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Abstract: This layer contains a snapshot of fauna taxa records from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA) (including most threatened taxa). The main attributes in this layer are survey id, survey location, date, time, locational accuracy, taxa recorded, counts, observation type, survey type, collector, and reliability of the record. The VERS_DATE column identifies the currency of the data.

Although this is a point layer, the actual accuracy of the site can range from +/- 1m to +/- 500m.

The FFG field has been updated to reflect the 2021 FFG Act amendments, and the Victorian Advisory List (VICADV) is now obsolete.



This layer excludes restricted taxa records. These records are contained in the related (but restricted) dataset VBA_FAUNA_RESTRICTED. Public users wishing to view the general location of these records should refer to the related dataset VBA_RESTRICTED_1M.
Search Words: FAUNA
Nominal Input Scale: 1:25 000 to 1:100 000
Currency Date: 27 October 2021
Dataset Status: Completed
Progress: In Progress
Access Constraint: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence, Copyright and Attribution, Terms of Use - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Not for commercial use.
Data Existence:
Metadata Name Description
Resource Name: VBA_FAUNA25
Title: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas fauna records (unrestricted) for sites with high spatial accuracy
Anzlic Id: ANZVI0803004161
Custodian: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Owner: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract: This layer contains a snapshot of fauna taxa records from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA) (including most threatened taxa). The main attributes in this layer are survey id, survey location, date, time, locational accuracy, taxa recorded, counts, observation type, survey type, collector, and reliability of the record. The VERS_DATE column identifies the currency of the data.

Although this is a point layer, the actual accuracy of the site can range from +/- 1m to +/- 500m.

The FFG field has been updated to reflect the 2021 FFG Act amendments, and the Victorian Advisory List (VICADV) is now obsolete.



This layer excludes restricted taxa records. These records are contained in the related (but restricted) dataset VBA_FAUNA_RESTRICTED. Public users wishing to view the general location of these records should refer to the related dataset VBA_RESTRICTED_1M.
Search Words: FAUNA
Purpose: This layer is to be used to indicate sites and general localities where wildlife have been recorded. It is not a presence/absence dataset and includes both incidental records submitted by the public as well as the results of scientific surveys. Users should take particular note of the MAX_ACC_KM field which describes the MAXIMUM accuracy of the site as a radius around the point. Sites with an accuracy worse than +/- 500m are contained in the related dataset VBA_FAUNA100. Taxon records considered sensitive by DELWP are contained in the related (but restricted) dataset VBA_FAUNA_RESTRICTED, or the denatured VBA_RESTRICTED_1M. The dataset contains over 3.3 million points and is best used at large scales or by querying for particular taxa if it is to be drawn across larger areas.
Geographic Extent Polygon:
Geographic Bounding Box:
-34
141
 
150
-39
Beginning Date: 01JAN1750
Ending Date: Current
Maintainence and Update Frequency: As required
Stored Data Format: Oracle/SDE layer
Available Format(s) Types: DIGITAL - All major formats available
Lineage: Derived
Positional Accuracy: Precision: 100 metres to 500 metres. Determination: Localities are generally read from 1:100,00 maps, or sometimes from GPS. A number of checks are made to verify geocode. The accuracy of each record is contained in the MAX_ACC_KM field as a +/- value in km, i.e the value represents a radius around the point.
Atribute Accuracy: Estimated at > 90%
Logical Consistency: Not documented
Data Source: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas incorporating the Atlas of Victorian Wildlife, Aquatic Fauna Database, Subtidal Reef Monitoring Program and Intertidal Reef Monitoring Program data. These datasets include records from Departmental surveys, Museum of Victoria specimens, Birds Australia atlas, environmental consultants, field naturalists groups, etc.
Completeness: Records are available from throughout Victoria, although some area have extremely good coverage, e.g. Central Highlands, East Gippsland.
Contact Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Contact Position: Dataset Data Manager
Address: PO Box 500
East Melbourne  Vic 3002
Australia
Telephone: N/A
Facsimile: N/A
Email Address: Vba.Help@delwp.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2021-08-17 00:00:00.0
Additional Metadata: For the purposes of biodiversity management and conservation.
"Atlas of Victorian Wildife Field Data Book" "Atlas of Victorian Wildlife - Notes on VROTSPT Coverage" "Atlas of Victorian Wildlife - Procedures Manual"
Resource Name: VBA_FAUNA25
Title: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas fauna records (unrestricted) for sites with high spatial accuracy
Object Name: FLORAFAUNA1.VBA_FAUNA25
Column Name Column Name 10 Obligation Unique Data Type Reference Table Comments
ALTITUDE ALTITUDE O N NUMBER(5) Site altitude (m)
COLLECTOR COLLECTOR O N VARCHAR2(50) Collector/s
COMM_NAME COMM_NAME O N VARCHAR2(60) Common Name
COUNT_ACC COUNT_ACC O N VARCHAR2(25) Count Accuracy
ECOLOGY ECOLOGY O N VARCHAR2(25)
ENDDATE ENDDATE O N DATE Survey end date
END_MTH END_MTH O N NUMBER(10) Survey end month
END_YEAR END_YEAR O N NUMBER(10) Survey end year
EPBC EPBC O N VARCHAR2(4) Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act status
EPBC_DESC EPBC_DESC O N VARCHAR2(25) EPBC Act status description
EXTRA_INFO EXTRA_INFO O N VARCHAR2(25) Extra information about the observation
FFG FFG O N VARCHAR2(4) Flora & Fauna Guarantee Act status
FFG_DESC FFG_DESC O N VARCHAR2(30) FFG Act description
HIGH_COUNT HIGH_COUNT O N NUMBER(10) Highest count for taxon in survey
LAT_DD94 LAT_DD94 O N NUMBER(8,5) Latitude of site centroid in decimal degrees (GDA94)
LOCN_DESC LOCN_DESC O N VARCHAR2(120) Location description
LONG_DD94 LONG_DD94 O N NUMBER(8,5) Longitude of site centroid in decimal degrees (GDA94)
LOW_COUNT LOW_COUNT O N NUMBER(10) Lowest count for taxon in survey
MAX_ACC_KM MAX_ACC_KM O N NUMBER(6,3) Maximum site accuracy in Km (radius around point)
MODEL_USE MODEL_USE O N VARCHAR2(25)
OLDVICDESC OLDVICDESC O N VARCHAR2(25)
OLD_VICADV OLD_VICADV O N VARCHAR2(4)
ORIGIN ORIGIN O N VARCHAR2(65) Taxa origin (introduced etc)
PROJECT_ID PROJECT_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA Project ID
RECORDTYPE RECORDTYPE O N VARCHAR2(40) Type of observation
RECORD_ID RECORD_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA taxon_recorded_id
REF_ETC REF_ETC O N VARCHAR2(10) AVW REF or survey reference from source dataset
RELIABILITY RELIABILTY O N VARCHAR2(10) Relibility of record
SCALE_USE SCALE_USE O N NUMBER(8)
SCI_NAME SCI_NAME O N VARCHAR2(60) Scientific Name
SITE_ID SITE_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA site_id
STARTDATE STARTDATE O N DATE Survey start date
START_MTH START_MTH O N NUMBER(10) Survey start month
START_YEAR START_YEAR O N NUMBER(10) Survey start year
SURVEYTYPE SURVEYTYPE O N VARCHAR2(50) Sampling method used
SURVEY_ID SURVEY_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA survey_id
TAXON_ID TAXON_ID O N NUMBER(10) VBA taxon_id
TAXON_TYPE TAXON_TYPE O N VARCHAR2(26) Taxon Type description
TOTALCOUNT TOTALCOUNT O N NUMBER(10) Total Count for taxon in survey
TREATY TREATY O N VARCHAR2(30) International treaties applying to taxon
UFI UFI O N NUMBER(20)
UFI_CREATE UFI_CREATE O N DATE
VERS_DATE VERS_DATE O N VARCHAR2(10) Dataset version date