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


Geology Alluvial, soils sandy clay loam.
EVC Floodplain Riparian Woodland
Description Tall River Red Gum woodland along the regularly flooding terraces of large, slow moving rivers.
Species List Floodplains species list


Geology Alluvial, soils fertile ranging from loam to clay loam.
EVC Plains Grassy Woodland
Description Open woodland on the plains dominated by River Red Gum with a dense suite of grasses, sedges and herbs with a scattered shrub layer.
Species List Plains species list

Low Hills

Geology Sedimentary, range of fertile well drained soils.
EVC Grassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
Description Grey 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 List Low Hills species list
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Dry Slopes, Valleys & Streams

Swampy Drainage Lines

Geology Alluvial and colluvial, soil silty to clay loam.
EVC Swampy Riparian Complex
Description Open 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 List Swampy Drainage Lines species list

Swift Flowing Rivers and Streams

Geology Alluvial and colluvial, soils ranging from sands and gravels.
EVC Riparian Forest
Description On 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 List Swift Flowing Rivers and Streams species list

Lower Slopes and Valleys

Geology Alluvial and colluvial, soils fertile, well drained with reasonable water availability.
EVC Valley Grassy Forest
Description Open 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 List Lower Slopes and Valleys species list

Dry Slopes and Ridges

Geology Sedimentary, soils well drained, often skeletal and rocky.
EVC Grassy Dry Forest
Description Open 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 List Dry Slopes and Ridges species list
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The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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