Black House Spider – black or very dark, hairy indistinct pattern on body and legs.
Daddy-long-legs – introduced from Europe, now widespread – dark colour, small, pea-sized body, very long, fine legs.
Huntsman Spider – brown variety has black X on head, black chevrons on body, black V under abdomen; grey variety is very large with leg span of 230mm, brown stripe down centre of abdomen.
Red Back Spider – Females are black with are strip down the back; males black with white strip – no red. Legs are thin, pin-like in both male and female – adults can span 50c coin.
White-tailed Spider – Slender grey spider with small white tip at end of body; juveniles have diagonal bars on side of body
Wolf Spider – Large eyes on top and front of head which is patterned, black, bell-shaped mark on body, completely black underneath – leg span up to 7cm.