Murray Darling Depression bioregion area
- 19,958,349 hectares in total
- 7,949,169 hectares in NSW
The Murray Darling Depression Bioregion lies in the southwest corner of NSW and extends into Victoria and South Australia
This bioregion is in the Western Division of NSW and is dominated by a hot semi-arid climate in the north and a warm semi-arid climate in the south and eastern section. Ivanhoe is the major town.
There are a number of nature reserves, including the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes Region. Mungo and Mallee Cliffs national parks are also in this bioregion.
The bioregion includes the Murray, Murrumbidgee, Lachlan, Darling, Barwon, Yanda River and Peacock Creek catchments.
Read the Murray Darling Depression bioregion chapter of 'Bioregions of New South Wales' (2003) (PDF 4.2MB) for more information.