Candelaria pacifica, Candelariella antennaria, C. boleana, C. granuliformis and C. xanthostigmoides are reported from Switzerland for the first time. Candelariella xanthostigmoides is also new to Europe. Candelariella aggregata, C. efflorescens, C. subdeflexa and C. viae-lactea are confirmed to occur in Switzerland. Candelariella antennaria is also reported new to Austria. Brief notes on their identification, ecology and distribution in Switzerland are given.