Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

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Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
IBRA 6.1 Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields.png
The interim Australian bioregions,
with Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields in red
Area279,842.83 km2 (108,047.9 sq mi)
Localities around Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields:
MacDonnell Ranges Burt Plain Channel Country
Finke Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields Channel Country
Stony Plains Broken Hill Complex Broken Hill Complex

The Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields, an interim Australian bioregion, comprises 27,984,283 hectares (69,150,670 acres), and is part of four state/territories of Australia: the Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland[1][2]

The bioregion has the code SSD.[3] There are five subregions.[3]

IBRA regions and subregions: IBRA7
IBRA region / subregion IBRA code Area States Location in Australia
Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields SSD 27,984,283 hectares (69,150,670 acres) NSW, NT, Qld, SA IBRA 6.1 Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields.png
Andado SSD01 1,355,195 hectares (3,348,760 acres)
Simpson Desert SSD02 12,962,073 hectares (32,029,980 acres)
Dieri SSD03 5,152,029 hectares (12,730,940 acres)
Warriner SSD04 1,032,165 hectares (2,550,540 acres)
Strzelecki Desert SSD05 7,482,821 hectares (18,490,450 acres)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Environment Australia. "Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 - Summary Report". Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government. Archived from the original on 2006-09-05. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
  2. ^ IBRA Version 6.1 data
  3. ^ a b "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA7) regions and codes". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Commonwealth of Australia. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

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