This is a list of Australian mammal emblems.
|Area represented||Image||Common name||Binomial nomenclature||Ref.|
|Australia||Red kangaroo (unofficial)||Macropus rufus|
|Australian Capital Territory||N/A||N/A|
|New South Wales||Platypus||Ornithorhynchus anatinus|
|Northern Territory||Red kangaroo||Macropus rufus|
|South Australia||Southern hairy-nosed wombat||Lasiorhinus latifrons|
|Tasmania||Tasmanian devil||Sarcophilus harrisii|
|Victoria||Leadbeater's possum||Gymnobelideus leadbeateri|
|Western Australia||Numbat||Myrmecobius fasciatus|
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