Select data based on location, on sampling and processing methods, and on time period. Check locations on the map, and number and types of samples selected in table below. When you are happy with the selection, download the data as an xls file (containing sites, samples, biota, taxonomy, collection methods, and processing methods tables), together with a metadata pdf explaining the structure of the downloaded data.

When using data from this site, please cite the manual: Walsh, C.J., (2023) The Melbourne Water macroinvertebrate database. Melbourne Waterway Research-Practice Partnership Report 20.1a. School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne. URL: