Victorian Riverina 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 Victorian Riverina revegetation zone has been divided into five profiles containing different vegetation types.

Rivers & Floodplains

Floodplain (flooding frequent with lengthy inundation)

GeologyAlluvial, loam soils.
EVCSedgy Riverine Forest
DescriptionRiver Red Gum forest or woodland with an understorey dominated with tussock grasses, sedges and aqautic herbs, which may be inundated for parts of the year on the frequently flooded terraces and floodplains of major rivers.
Species ListFloodplain (flooding frequent with lengthy inundation) species list

Banks and Floodplains of Goulburn and Broken Rivers

GeologyAlluvial, fertile sandy clay loam soil.
EVCFloodplain Riparian Woodland
DescriptionRiver Red Gum woodland along the regularly flooding terrace of large, slow moving rivers. Consists of a tall shrub layer with a ground layer of aquatic herbs and tufted grasses.
ExamplesHughes Ck, Stewart Park, Avenel.
Species ListBanks and Floodplains of Goulburn and Broken Rivers species list

Elevated Floodplain of the Goulburn River

GeologyAlluvial, fertile silt and sand soils.
EVCRiverine Grassy Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland of River Red Gum above a short, tussock grassy ground layer, sometimes with occasional sparse shrubs including chenopods. Occurs on floodplains of major rivers in a slightly elevated position on deposited silts and sands.
Species ListElevated Floodplain of the Goulburn River species list

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Plains and Sand Ridges


GeologyAlluvial/colluvial, fertile sandy loam to silty clay soil.
EVCCreekline Grassy Woodland
DescriptionRiver Red Gum woodland on banks of small intermitten creeks, with a scattered tall to medium shrub layer and dense ground layer of grasses and sedges.
Species ListCreeklines species list


GeologyAlluvial, loam to clay loam soil.
EVCPlains Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland on the plains dominated by Grey Box with a diverse ground layer of grasses and herbs, and a sparse shrub layer often with chenopods present.
Species ListPlains species list

Sandy Loam Plains

GeologyAlluvial/aeolian sands, loam and sandy loam soil.
EVCShallow Sands Woodland
DescriptionPine-Box woodland or open forest dominated by Yellow Box, White Cypress-pine and Buloke, with a sparse shrub layer and a ground layer rich in herbs and grasses.
Species ListSandy Loam Plains species list

Sand Ridges

GeologyAeolian sands, well-drained sand and sandy loam soils.
EVCSand Ridge Woodland
DescriptionOpen pine-box woodland dominated by White Cypress-pine with Yellow Box and/or Drooping Sheoak, over a medium shrub layer and a dense ground layer of annual herbs and grasses. Occupies distinctive sandy rises adjacent to old rivers and wetlands.
Species ListSand Ridges species list

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Gilgai Plains, Wetlands & Swamps

Gilgai Plains/Crabhole Country

GeologySoils typically heavy clays, cracking and self-mulching.
EVCPlains Woodland/ Herb-rich Gilgai Wetland Mosaic
DescriptionGrey Box dominated woodland on poorly-drained heavy clays which form distinctive gilgais. Few shrubs with a ground layer of dryland and wetland herbs, grasses and sedges.
ExamplesLehman's Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve (NCR), Violet Town-Shepparton Rd, north of Andrews Rd, Tamleugh; NCR on the corner of Harris Rd and Blacks Lane, Upotipotpon.
Species ListGilgai Plains/Crabhole Country species list

Shallow Wetlands (seasonally dry)

GeologyAlluvial and paludal, heavy clay soils.
EVCPlains Grassy Wetland
DescriptionSeasonal or intermittent wetland, meadow or marsh, with fringing River Red Gum and/or Grey Box. Typically species-rich on the outer verges but is usually species-poor in the wetter central areas.
Species ListShallow Wetlands (seasonally dry) species list

Deeper Wetlands/Swamps/Old Creek Beds

GeologyAlluvial and paludal, heavy clay soils.
EVCRed Gum Swamp
DescriptionOpen River Red Gum woodland dominated by sedgy or grassy-herbaceous aquatics and species tolerant of intermittent to seasonal inundation.
Species ListDeeper Wetlands/Swamps/Old Creek Beds species list

Lunettes Bordering Lakes and Wetlands

GeologyAlluvial/aeolian sands, clay-loam soil.
EVCLunette Woodland
DescriptionOpen eucalypt woodland with a grassy and herb-rich understorey occurring on or bordering lunettes.
Species ListLunettes Bordering Lakes and Wetlands species list

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Mt Camel Range


GeologyVolcanic, rich red soils.
EVCPlains Grassy Woodland / Plains Grassland
DescriptionOpen woodland, sometimes treeless, with a species-rich grassy and herbaceous ground layer, and occassionally a sparse shrub layer of wattles, peas and bursaria.
Species ListPlains species list

Low Hills

GeologyVolcanic, rich red soils, can be skeletal and rocky.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
DescriptionWhite Box dominated woodland with Grey Box and Drooping Sheoak over an open mid-storey of wattles, and a diverse grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
Species ListLow Hills species list

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