Upper Goulburn - Yea Revegetation Zone

The vegetation profiles represent a generalised picture of the landscape. Each profile presents a typical landscape sequence. For each landform the following information is listed:

  • a schematic drawing showing the vegetation structure;
  • the main Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) associated with it;
  • a brief description of the vegetation;
  • a brief description of the associated geology and soils;
  • one or two location examples where intact native vegetation can be observed (if known);
  • a link to a list of plant species grouped into trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are local to the area, suited to similar sites and can be used as a guide for planting projects.

It should be noted that the landforms presented may occur in different sequences in some areas. The profiles have been compiled to represent typical sequences, but these may not be the only ones.

To assist you to identify the appropriate vegetation profile and species list, Understanding Your Planting Profile , is suggested as a first step.

Use the profile name and descriptions to determine the ones most suited to your site. Click on the landform name to view the species list.

The vegetation in the Upper Goulburn - Yea revegetation zone has been divided into two profiles containing different vegetation types.

Low Hills, Plains & Floodplains


GeologyAlluvial, soils sandy clay loam.
EVCFloodplain Riparian Woodland
DescriptionTall River Red Gum woodland along the regularly flooding terraces of large, slow moving rivers.
Species ListFloodplains species list


GeologyAlluvial, soils fertile ranging from loam to clay loam.
EVCPlains Grassy Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland on the plains dominated by River Red Gum with a dense suite of grasses, sedges and herbs with a scattered shrub layer.
Species ListPlains species list

Low Hills

GeologySedimentary, range of fertile well drained soils.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
DescriptionGrey Box dominated woodland with Red Stringybark and Red Box. Open mid-storey shrub layer of wattles, and a diverse grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
Species ListLow Hills species list
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Dry Slopes, Valleys & Streams

Swampy Drainage Lines

GeologyAlluvial and colluvial, soil silty to clay loam.
EVCSwampy Riparian Complex
DescriptionOpen woodland dominated by Swamp Gum found on poorly drained sections of streams and rivers. Tall to medium shrub layer over a dense ground layer of sedges and ferns.
Species ListSwampy Drainage Lines species list

Swift Flowing Rivers and Streams

GeologyAlluvial and colluvial, soils ranging from sands and gravels.
EVCRiparian Forest
DescriptionOn river flats and larger creeks typically with Manna Gums, and a secondary tree layer of Silver Wattles and Blackwoods. Ground layer is dominated by shade-tolerant grasses, sedges and ferns.
Species ListSwift Flowing Rivers and Streams species list

Lower Slopes and Valleys

GeologyAlluvial and colluvial, soils fertile, well drained with reasonable water availability.
EVCValley Grassy Forest
DescriptionOpen forest in fertile sloping valleys of the surrounding foothills, has a tall open shrub layer and a dense grassy layer with a range of herbs.
Species ListLower Slopes and Valleys species list

Dry Slopes and Ridges

GeologySedimentary, soils well drained, often skeletal and rocky.
EVCGrassy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Red Stringybark, Red Box, Long-leaf Box and occassionally Yellow Box found on deeper soils. Understorey is sparse with a rich ground layer dominated by grasses.
Species ListDry Slopes and Ridges species list
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