Native Mushrooms

Not enough is known about many fungi in Australia to determine their species and whether or not they are poisonous.

The QMS is unable to advise on the edibility of any mushroom.

We strongly recommend that you do NOT eat any mushrooms found in the wild.


Fresh mushrooms are easily available in grocery and supermarket stores. Most mushrooms produced in Australia are the white button type Agaricus bisporus, but there are small numbers of exotic species also now available.

Here are some websites with tasty recipes for you to try: