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Varanus varius

Lace Monitor

Common name: Lace Monitor

SVL: 77cm, Total length 2.1m

Lace Monitor is one two monitors or goannas in the Canberra region. Rosenberg’s is a ground dwelling monitor while the Lace Monitor is often found in trees. Rosenberg’s is a lightish brown with orange bands, whereas the Lace Monitor is darker in colour, but also with bands, with a few very broad bands on the second half of its tail. For more information on monitors, please read the general note on Monitors & Geckos.

Distribution: Lace Monitor is relative rare in and near Canberra also very common elsewhere especially along the South Coast and the far south coast of New South Wales.

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Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Hall, ACT - 25 Mar 2021 by Keltshi Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Yass River, NSW - 14 Mar 2021 by SueMcIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Deua National Park (CNM area) - 19 Feb 2021 by KMcCue Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 9 Dec 2020 by SwalaPark Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 4 Dec 2020 by SwalaPark Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Brindabella National Park - 21 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Frogmore, NSW - 6 Nov 2020 by b Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 2 Nov 2020 by Sue McIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Tarlo River National Park - 3 Oct 2020 by Philip Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 16 Dec 2019 by SueMcIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 Nov 2019 by DonFletcher Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Rugosa at Yass River - 22 Nov 2019 by SenexRugosus Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nangus, NSW - 22 Nov 2019 by abread111 Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Yass River, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 by SueMcIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 1 Jan 2019 by 81mv Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 25 Dec 2018 by Gunyijan Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nangus, NSW - 23 Dec 2018 by abread111 Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 18 Dec 2018 by leegundaroo Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 4 Feb 2018 by GeoffRobertson Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 25 Jan 2018 by GeoffRobertson Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 1 Jan 2018 by Gunyijan Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Manton, NSW - 12 Dec 2017 by GeoffRobertson Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Jones Creek, NSW - 18 Sep 2017 by abread111 Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 3 Oct 2016 by 81mv Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 14 Feb 2014 by GeoffRobertson Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 20 Jan 2013 by SueMcIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nangus, NSW - 28 Oct 2009 by abread111 Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 9 Mar 2008 by SueMcIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 23 Sep 2007 by SueMcIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 5 Mar 2006 by SueMcIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 4 Dec 2005 by SueMcIntyre Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nangus, NSW - 29 Oct 2005 by abread111 Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Jan 1978 by DonFletcher
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Hall, ACT - 25 Mar 2021 by Keltshi
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Yass River, NSW - 14 Mar 2021 by SueMcIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Deua National Park (CNM area) - 19 Feb 2021 by KMcCue
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 9 Dec 2020 by SwalaPark
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 4 Dec 2020 by SwalaPark
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Brindabella National Park - 21 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Frogmore, NSW - 6 Nov 2020 by b
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 2 Nov 2020 by Sue McIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Tarlo River National Park - 3 Oct 2020 by Philip
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 16 Dec 2019 by SueMcIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 Nov 2019 by DonFletcher
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Rugosa at Yass River - 22 Nov 2019 by SenexRugosus
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nangus, NSW - 22 Nov 2019 by abread111
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Yass River, NSW - 14 Feb 2019 by SueMcIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 1 Jan 2019 by 81mv
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 25 Dec 2018 by Gunyijan
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nangus, NSW - 23 Dec 2018 by abread111
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 18 Dec 2018 by leegundaroo
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 4 Feb 2018 by GeoffRobertson
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 25 Jan 2018 by GeoffRobertson
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gundaroo, NSW - 1 Jan 2018 by Gunyijan
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Manton, NSW - 12 Dec 2017 by GeoffRobertson
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Jones Creek, NSW - 18 Sep 2017 by abread111
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 3 Oct 2016 by 81mv
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nanima, NSW - 14 Feb 2014 by GeoffRobertson
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 20 Jan 2013 by SueMcIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nangus, NSW - 28 Oct 2009 by abread111
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 9 Mar 2008 by SueMcIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 23 Sep 2007 by SueMcIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 5 Mar 2006 by SueMcIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 4 Dec 2005 by SueMcIntyre
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Nangus, NSW - 29 Oct 2005 by abread111
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Jan 1978 by DonFletcher

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