There are 23 described species of possums known in Australia, these two below are the most likely to be thumping across your roof or growling in the night:
The Brushtail Possum
Is the size of a domestic cat and the second biggest possum in Australia, a nocturnal, semi-tree dwelling marsupial that is indigenous to Australia.
The Brushtail Possum has a pointed face and pink nose, with long oval ears and bushy black tail.
The Ringtail Possum
Is another Australian marsupial, lives in various habitats and eats a diversity of flowers, plants and fruits.
The Common Ringtail Possum is the size of a small cat and mainly grey with white fur on the tip of its lengthy prehensile tail, behind its eyes and on its belly.