This first one was found in the garage, but may have come inside with some Eucalyptus leaves – it was very small, probably about 1 cm across its legs…. I have searched the Museum of Victoria’s Spider identification information and cannot see anything like it, so have no idea what species it may be, but it was certainly very colourful. I shall have to wait a while until I can ask the family Entomologist. The second photo shows it hanging upside down on a strand of silk….
This much larger Huntsman Spider was seen sitting on a window frame in Kyneton, oblivious to the passers by – it was about 2 inches long, a gorgeous soft gray colour and looked like velvet. This was taken with my small Canon IXUS 980 f2.8 1/60 sec.