New South Wales North Coast

New South Wales North Coast or NSW North Coast, an interim Australian bioregion, is located in New South Wales,[1][2] comprising 3,996,591 hectares (9,875,790 acres).[3]

New South Wales North Coast
New South Wales
View east over the NSW North Coast towards the Tasman Sea overlooking the Bellinger River valley.
The interim Australian bioregions,
with New South Wales North Coast in red.
Area39,966 km2 (15,431.0 sq mi)
Localities around New South Wales North Coast:
New England Tablelands South East Queensland Tasman Sea
Brigalow Belt South New South Wales North Coast Tasman Sea
South Eastern Highlands Sydney Basin Tasman Sea


In the IBRA system it has the code of (NNC), and it has nineteen sub-regions:

IBRA regions and subregions: IBRA7
IBRA subregionIBRA
WashpoolNNC0159,377 146,720
CataractNNC02121,338 299,830
DalmortonNNC03316,458 781,980
ChaelundiNNC04188,279 465,250
YuraygirNNC0545,815 113,210
Coffs Coast and EscarpmentNNC06308,115 761,370
Macleay HastingsNNC07729,170 1,801,800
Carrai PlateauNNC0820,100 50,000
Macleay GorgesNNC09153,349 378,930
Upper ManningNNC1083,181 205,540
Comboyne PlateauNNC11123,315 304,720
Mummel EscarpmentNNC12400,916 990,690
BarringtonNNC13110,903 274,050
TomallaNNC14227,615 562,450
EllerstonNNC15113,183 279,680
Upper HunterNNC16232,750 575,100
Karuah ManningNNC17602,423 1,488,620
Rocky River GorgeNNC1886,829 214,560
Guy FawkesNNC1973,477 181,570


  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 5 September 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2007. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. IBRA Version 6.1 data
  3. "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

  • 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

See also

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