Glider Network

© Josh Bowell

The Queensland Glider Network (QGN) was established in early 2006 to support glider populations by being a statewide hub for communication, education, data collection,  mapping, and information exchange.

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glider species found in Australia

Our aims

Australia and parts of South-East Asia are home to the world’s only gliding marsupials. The smallest glider species, the feathertail glider (Acrobates pygmaeus), and the largest, the southern and central greater glider (Petauroides volans), both rely on the eucalypt forests and woodlands of eastern Australia.

Vegetation clearing, along with a climate change-induced increase in the frequency and severity of bushfires, has driven declines in all glider species. However, greater gliders and yellow-bellied gliders (Petaurus australis), which are especially sensitive to habitat disturbance, have suffered the most. Both greater gliders and yellow-bellied gliders are now threatened under Commonwealth and Queensland legislation.

The goal of the QGN is to raise awareness of gliders and their habitat requirements in all Queensland local government areas to improve community knowledge and interest in these fascinating marsupials.

We aim to do this by:

  • promoting glider-friendly landscape management
  • enhancing habitat within remnant glider populations
  • implementing monitoring programs for local glider populations
  • working with state and local governments to implement conservation projects, develop programs and support communities in the restoration of habitat
  • educating communities and raising awareness of the importance of gliders via workshops, webinars, and spotlighting events
  • partnering with numerous landcare and habitat rehabilitation groups to restore vital glider habitat.


Current projects

Ongoing activities

QGN is currently working with local councils, landcare and conservation groups on various projects.

Additional ongoing QGN activities include:

  • spotlighting events
  • supporting scientific research
  • hands-on school projects
  • presentations to youth and community groups
  • educational publications.


Get involved

report a sighting

Spotted a glider in the wild? Contribute to our work by reporting your sighting


Follow our Queensland Glider Network Facebook page for the latest glider news.

Adopt a glider

Support QGN by symbolically adopting a glider with a tax-deductible donation

QGN resources

Species profiles

Further reading

Articles & papers


Revegetate to save our threatened gliders

A Revegetation Guide to the Threatened Gliders of Southern Queensland explains the habitat needs of Queensland’s two largest gliding marsupials — the greater glider and the yellow-bellied glider — and what you can do to help them, particularly in regions affected by the 2019–2020 bushfires.

Downloaded the guide as a PDF document.

Or Email us to request a printed copy.

Latest QGN news

Wildlife Queensland’s glider projects: Exciting updates and plans! © Sam Horton; Josh Bowell

Wildlife Queensland’s glider projects: Exciting updates and plans! 

It’s been a busy few months of glider surveys and sightings for our Queensland Glider Network (QGN) and the Yellow-bellied Glider Project team! Their latest adventures include a search for Gizmo, the face of the Christmas appeal, and exciting yellow-bellied glider sightings.

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