Nature conservation

Threatened species

Brigalow within the Brigalow Belt South, Nandewar and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregions - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Brigalow within the Brigalow Belt South, Nandewar and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregions
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Ecological Community
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Gazetted date: 23 Aug 2002
Profile last updated: 07 Sep 2017


The Brigalow community is a low woodland or forest community dominated by Brigalow (Acacia harpophylla), with pockets of Belah (Casuarina cristata) and Poplar Box (Eucalyptus populnea subsp. bimbil). The canopy tends to be quite dense and the understorey and ground cover are only sparse.


Scattered remnants on the North West Slopes and Plains and Darling River Plains in NSW; also in Queensland. Usually occurs on heavy clay soils.

Habitat and ecology

  • This community has been extensively cleared for agriculture, with most surviving remnants along roadsides and paddock edges.
  • It provides important habitat for rare native wildlife such as the Black-striped Wallaby.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Brigalow Belt SouthLiverpool Plains Known None
Brigalow Belt SouthMoonie-Barwon Interfluve Predicted None
Brigalow Belt SouthNarrandool Predicted None
Brigalow Belt SouthNorthern Basalts Known None
Brigalow Belt SouthNorthern Outwash Known None
Brigalow Belt SouthPilliga Known None
Brigalow Belt SouthPilliga Outwash Known None
Darling Riverine PlainsBogan-Macquarie Known None
Darling Riverine PlainsCastlereagh-Barwon Known None
Darling Riverine PlainsCulgoa-Bokhara Known None
Darling Riverine PlainsWarrambool-Moonie Known None
NandewarKaputar Known None
NandewarNandewar Northern Complex Predicted None
NandewarPeel Known None