Endangered under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Natural (native) grasslands of the Queensland Central Highlands and the Northern Fitzroy Basin once covered an area of about 1.2 million hectares, stretching from Collinsville in the north to Carnarvon National Park in the south – less than half remains.
Healthy grasslands are drought tolerant, resistant to weed infestation and provide a diverse range of pasture plants for stock throughout the year; they also provide important habitat for our native animals. Our regional grasslands have been heavily modified by grazing, cropping, planting of non-native grasses and constructing roads and town, but with careful management they can be maintained and provide highly productive grazing lands.
If you have natural grasslands on your property, contact our Cattle and grazing or Environment and conservation teams for advice on how to look after and make the most of them. Find out more about natural grasslands, their location, identification, importance and species here.