Central Arnhem
Northern Territory
The interim Australian bioregions,
with the Central Arnhem in red
Area34,604 km2 (13,360.7 sq mi)
Localities around Central Arnhem:
Darwin Coastal Arnhem Coast Arnhem Coast
Arnhem Plateau Central Arnhem Gulf of Carpentaria
Sturt Plateau Gulf Fall and Upland Gulf Fall and Upland

The Central Arnhem, an interim Australian bioregion, is located in the Northern Territory,[1][2] comprising an area of 3,462,433 hectares (8,555,860 acres)[3] of central Arnhem Land in the Top End of the Northern Territory.[4]

The bioregion is characterised by gently sloping terrain with scattered low hills and breakaways. Open forest and woodland vegetation is dominated by Darwin stringybark. Almost all the land is Aboriginal freehold. There are no major industries. The bioregion is sparsely populated, and Numbulwar is the largest community.[4]

See also


  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 Archived September 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine 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.
  4. ^ a b "Central Arnhem bioregion" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Australian Government. Retrieved 1 June 2015.