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)

Geology Alluvial, loam soils.
EVC Sedgy Riverine Forest
Description River 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 List Floodplain (flooding frequent with lengthy inundation) species list

Banks and Floodplains of Goulburn and Broken Rivers

Geology Alluvial, fertile sandy clay loam soil.
EVC Floodplain Riparian Woodland
Description River 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.
Examples Hughes Ck, Stewart Park, Avenel.
Species List Banks and Floodplains of Goulburn and Broken Rivers species list

Elevated Floodplain of the Goulburn River

Geology Alluvial, fertile silt and sand soils.
EVC Riverine Grassy Woodland
Description Open 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 List Elevated Floodplain of the Goulburn River species list

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Plains and Sand Ridges


Geology Alluvial/colluvial, fertile sandy loam to silty clay soil.
EVC Creekline Grassy Woodland
Description River 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 List Creeklines species list


Geology Alluvial, loam to clay loam soil.
EVC Plains Woodland
Description Open 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 List Plains species list

Sandy Loam Plains

Geology Alluvial/aeolian sands, loam and sandy loam soil.
EVC Shallow Sands Woodland
Description Pine-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 List Sandy Loam Plains species list

Sand Ridges

Geology Aeolian sands, well-drained sand and sandy loam soils.
EVC Sand Ridge Woodland
Description Open 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 List Sand Ridges species list

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Gilgai Plains, Wetlands & Swamps

Gilgai Plains/Crabhole Country

Geology Soils typically heavy clays, cracking and self-mulching.
EVC Plains Woodland/ Herb-rich Gilgai Wetland Mosaic
Description Grey 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.
Examples Lehman'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 List Gilgai Plains/Crabhole Country species list
Shallow Wetlands (seasonally dry)
Geology Alluvial and paludal, heavy clay soils.
EVC Plains Grassy Wetland
Description Seasonal 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 List Shallow Wetlands (seasonally dry) species list

Deeper Wetlands/Swamps/Old Creek Beds

Geology Alluvial and paludal, heavy clay soils.
EVC Red Gum Swamp
Description Open River Red Gum woodland dominated by sedgy or grassy-herbaceous aquatics and species tolerant of intermittent to seasonal inundation.
Species List Deeper Wetlands/Swamps/Old Creek Beds species list

Lunettes Bordering Lakes and Wetlands

Geology Alluvial/aeolian sands, clay-loam soil.
EVC Lunette Woodland
Description Open eucalypt woodland with a grassy and herb-rich understorey occurring on or bordering lunettes.
Species List Lunettes Bordering Lakes and Wetlands species list

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Mt Camel Range


Geology Volcanic, rich red soils.
EVC Plains Grassy Woodland / Plains Grassland
Description Open woodland, sometimes treeless, with a species-rich grassy and herbaceous ground layer, and occassionally a sparse shrub layer of wattles, peas and bursaria.
Species List Plains species list

Low Hills

Geology Volcanic, rich red soils, can be skeletal and rocky.
EVC Grassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
Description White 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 List Low Hills species list

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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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