Wallabies primarily live in Australia and on its smaller, nearby islands. The many different kinds of wallabies are divided into three main groups based on their habitats: shrub wallabies, brush wallabies and rock wallabies.

All wallabies are herbivores and must live in areas where there is an abundance of grass and other vegetation. They are part of the marsupial family and care for their young in pouches located on their stomachs. The pouches allow newborn offspring to continue to develop after birth and also offer protection from predators. Wallabies are small to medium-sized animals but are able to defend themselves with their powerful back legs.