This skink has a head-body length of 5 cm and a tail length of 9 cm. It has five fingers and five toes. Queensland Museum’s Wildlife of Greater Brisbane says it is probably the most common local lizard occurring in all habitat’s including suburban gardens. It occurs throughout eastern Australia.
Pest in other locations
The Garden Skink has been accidentally introduced to New Zealand, Hawaii and Lord Howe Island. It is an invasive pest in these locations.