This is listed as Hydnellum auratile on the FNCV Fungi Group lists and appears under this name in Fuhrer, A Field Guide to Australian Fungi. Second image shows detail of the tan coloured spines.
The similar looking Phelledon niger is a darker charcoal or black on the cap and has grey spines.
Caps of this bright orange mushroom were no more than 10 mm with a deep central depression. Younger fruiting bodies were almost hemispherical, flattening out as the mature. Caps showed some striation and margins were wavy.
Stipe was smooth and slightly paler than the cap. Could not get a shot of the gills. Possibly Rickenella fibula.
A leathery, thick fruiting body with frilly greyish-white margins. The centre of the caps were dark, almost black and looked silky. The largest of these caps were about 50 mm wide.
Growing on damp sandy soil in a reserve of mixed natives. This is possibly Phellodon niger.
This little patch of lichen was on rocks just above the high tide mark.
It would have been getting full sun for most of the day and in spite of it's soft fluid appearance it was really quite tough.
It was surrounded by other lichens, one that looked like splattered white paint and one which was very black and even tougher.
About 50mm across.
Maybe Caloplaca thallincola ??
Many of these were found on small rocky areas near an ocean beach at low tide.
About 20mm diameter, mostly matte black.
Ocean/bay beach on a small patch of sedimentary rocks.
No operculum was found nor live specimens so species ID is difficult.
This small fungus was found in sand just inside the mouth of the Snowy River.
It might have developed from some other buried substrate but the nearest plant life was a few metres away.
Viscid, mildly conical, mustard yellow cap, gills free, spore possibly brown (see pic 2). About 16mm across
About 30mm tall.
Resembling a yellow version of Mycena interupta.