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Brigalow Belt South Bioregion

The Brigalow Belt South Bioregion lies in northern NSW and southern Qld, extending from south of Dubbo in central-western NSW to the mid-Qld coast.The bioregion has a total area of 27,196,933 hectares, of which 5,333,469 hectares (19.61 per cent) fall within NSW (Environment Australia 2000), occupying 6.7 per cent of the state.

The bioregion shares its borders with five other bioregions; the Nandewar and North Coast bioregions in the east, the Sydney Basin and South Western Slopes bioregions to the south and the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion on its western border.

The towns of Baradine, Binnaway, Coonabarabran, Dubbo, Gunnedah, Merriwa, Moree and Narrabri occur within the bioregion.

Several major rivers flow through the bioregion including the MacIntyre, Gwydir, Namoi, Castlereagh, Goulburn, Talbragar and Macquarie Rivers, their catchments forming an integral part of the Murray-Darling River System. The Liverpool Range in the southeastern corner of the bioregion feeds the headwaters of the Hunter and Namoi Rivers.

Brigalow Belt South - climate
See average climate figures for the bioregion.

Brigalow Belt South - landform
Get topography, geology, geomorphology, geodiversity and soil information.

Brigalow Belt South - biodiversity
Find out about plant communities, flora, fauna and wetlands in the bioregion.

Brigalow Belt South - regional history
Learn about Aboriginal cultural heritage in this area, together with the history of the region since colonisation.

Brigalow Belt South - bioregional-scale conservation
Find out how much of this bioregion is protected by parks and reserves, and learn about other conservation programs in the region.

Brigalow Belt South - subregions
Get basic information about the finer-scale subregions that make up this bioregion.

Brigalow Belt South - references
See a list of publications and websites which can provide more information about this bioregion.

Brigalow Belt South - maps and printable versions
Download and print all the information in this bioregion overview as an Acrobat (PDF) document. View maps showing rivers, topography, vegetation, conservation reserves and subregions.

Page last updated: 26 April 2016