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Mulga Lands Bioregion

The Mulga Lands Bioregion is in northern NSW, extending north and west into Qld. Of a total area of 25,449,547 hectares, 25.75 per cent (or 6,554,033 ha) of the bioregion lies in NSW, with the remainder in Qld.

The NSW section of the bioregion is contained wholly in the NSW Western Division and occupies 8.19 per cent of the state. The bioregion is bounded by the Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields and Broken Hill Complex bioregions in the west and the Darling River in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion bounds the Mulga Lands to the south and east.

Several small townships are found in the NSW part of the bioregion, including Wanaaring, Enngonia, White Cliffs and Yantabulla, while Hungerford and Barringun lie across the border in Qld.

The Paroo River flows through Wanaaring at the centre of the bioregion, the Warrego River flows through Enngonia to the east, and further east the Culgoa River flows parallel to the northeastern border in the adjacent Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion.

The bioregion lies mostly within the Murray-Darling Basin and encompasses the Bulloo, Lake Bancannia, Warrego, Paroo, Darling, Barwon and Culgoa River catchments.

Mulga Lands - climate
See average climate figures for the bioregion.

Mulga Lands - landform
Get topography, geology, geomorphology, geodiversity and soil information.

Mulga Lands - biodiversity
Find out about plant communities, flora, fauna and wetlands in the bioregion.

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

Mulga Lands - 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.

Mulga Lands - subregions
Get basic information about the finer-scale subregions that make up this bioregion.

Mulga Lands - references
See a list of publications and websites which can provide more information about this bioregion.

Mulga Lands - 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