Full Name: Garden Orb Spider (Family Araneidae)
These large spiders are common in gardens or out in the bush. The males are much smaller than the females. The abdomen is rounded and usually has small protrusions, giving it a knobbly look.
The legs are banded.
This group of species makes long webs between vegetation in gardens or between bushes. The webs are usually low to the ground and the spider sits, facing downwards.
They are harmless to humans and pets.