Goulburn Broken NRM region

Regional summary

Map of the region

The Goulburn Broken region comprises 2 431 654 ha and is home to around 189 500 people. This region is regarded by many as the Food Bowl of the Murray-Darling Basin, as it has substantial and varied agricultural, horticultural, forestry and aquaculture industries. The region's agricultural output supports a regional economy worth about $7.8 billion.

The region contributes more than 20 per cent of Victoria's farm production from 10 per cent of the state's land area. Dryland salinity, soil acidification, water-quality decline, flooding, pest plants and animals, soil degradation and decline of biodiversity and ecosystem processes are the major threats to the region's natural resource economic and social assets.

Biodiversity summary

Biodiversity summaries and species lists for the Goulburn Broken region have been produced by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts using the Australian Heritage Assessment Tool.

For information visit: Biodiversity summaries and species lists for natural resource management regions


Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority manages this region.

For more information visit: www.gbcma.vic.gov.au