South East Queensland bioregion area
- 7,804,921 hectares in total
- 1,655,317 hectares in NSW
In NSW the South East Queensland bioregion is bounded by the NSW North Coast bioregion in the south and to the west. It extends from northern NSW into Queensland.
Before IBRA v6 the South East Queensland bioregion did not extend beyond the Queensland border. A large part of what was the NSW North Coast bioregion is now South East Queensland which now extends 200km south to encompass Grafton.
The South East Queensland bioregion is a popular place to live, with many holiday towns lining the coast and eastern inland..
The Clarence, Richmond and Tweed river catchments are all in this bioregion.
The climate ranges from sub-tropical in the east through to temperate in the uplands. There is a small area at higher elevation in the south-west with a montane climate.
There is a wide variety of soils, vegetation, climate and topography within this bioregion. The South East Queensland bioregion has over 300 threatened animal and plant species.
Refer to the North Coast bioregion chapter of 'Bioregions of New South Wales' (2003) (PDF 3.7MB) for more information on the North Coast and South East Queensland bioregions.