Geraldton Sandplains

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Geraldton Sandplains
Western Australia
The interim Australian bioregions,
with Geraldton Sandplains in red
Area31,421.49 km2 (12,131.9 sq mi)
Localities around Geraldton Sandplains:
Indian Ocean Yalgoo Yalgoo
Indian Ocean Geraldton Sandplains Avon Wheatbelt
Indian Ocean Swan Coastal Plain Avon Wheatbelt

Geraldton Sandplains is an interim Australian bioregion of Western Australia.[1] It has an area of 3,142,149 hectares (7,764,420 acres).[2] The Geraldton Sandplains is part of the larger Southwest Australia savanna ecoregion, as assessed by the World Wildlife Fund.[3]


IBRA regions and subregions: IBRA7
IBRA region / subregion IBRA code Area States Location in Australia
Geraldton Sandplains GES 3,142,149 hectares (7,764,420 acres) WA
Geraldton Hills GES01 1,969,997 hectares (4,867,970 acres)
Leseur Sandplain GES02 1,172,152 hectares (2,896,450 acres)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Environment Australia. "Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 – Summary Report" (PDF). Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA7) regions and codes". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Commonwealth of Australia. 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Southwest Australia savanna". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.

Further reading[edit]

  • Thackway, R and I D Cresswell (1995) An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia : a framework for setting priorities in the National Reserves System Cooperative Program Version 4.0 Canberra : Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Reserve Systems Unit, 1995. ISBN 0-642-21371-2