MACCOY'S SKINK Hemiergis maccoyi (Lucas and Frost, 1894)
Found in colder parts of far southern NSW, the ACT and scattered colder parts of Victoria, this lizard grows to about 12 cm. In colder places this species is mainly diurnal, where it is commonly seen in ground litter apparently feeding on small insects.
Many specimens are caught under cover in swamps and similar wet places. Elsewhere it is presumed to be mainly crepuscular(dusk active). This species does not seem to be a burrower despite its' elongated build.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.