The Great Aussie FungiQuest is live!

Watch Susie officially launch the FungiQuest here:

How to get involved in Australia’s largest fungi bioblitz!

Log your fungi sightings from anywhere in Australia from 25th February – 25th March for your chance to climb the leaderboard and win some great prizes!
For participants who don’t currently use any platforms:
Join QuestaGame by downloading the app to your phone or signing up via the website. Once you’re in, you can start uploading sightings and they will automatically be included in the FungiQuest if ‘Fungi and Friends’ is selected as the category. Check out this Quick Guide for more information on using QuestaGame.
For those who use iNaturalist or other platforms:
The FungiQuest will aggregate data from multiple apps through the BioSMART.LIFE platform. This means that observations from iNaturalist users, Nature Mapr users etc will automatically be included in the count, along with QuestaGame and other apps.
However, if you want to be part of the competition and win prizes, you should use the QuestaGame app, as it includes a blind peer review verification system which is designed for competitions.

Austroboletus mutabilis, photo credit Susie Webster


To increase the chance of your sighting being identified on the app, make sure that your fungus photos are as clear as possible, showing both the top and underside, the stem if there is one, the scale (you can add a coin etc to show scale), whether it’s singular or a group and if a group then ideally different stages of development, and include some habitat and substrate detail in the image so we can get a sense of the local environment. You can also add information in the notes about what it is growing on and the ecosystem where it’s found (such as dominant tree species).

We look forward to awarding the Most Valuable Player Award, the Champion Identifier, and the Best Find! So get out there and enjoy the Quest!
Event held in conjunction with Questagame and the World Science Festival – Brisbane.
For more information, contact Susie at