Darwin Coastal
Northern Territory
Hector cloud from Gunn Point.jpg
Gunn Point, with Hector thundercloud in the background
IBRA 6.1 Darwin Coastal.png
The interim Australian bioregions,
with the Darwin Coastal in red
Area27,800 km2 (10,733.6 sq mi)
Localities around Darwin Coastal:
Timor Sea Timor Sea Arnhem Coast
Timor Sea Darwin Coastal Arnhem Coast
Victoria Bonaparte Daly Basin Arnhem Plateau

The Darwin Coastal, an IBRA bioregion, is located in the Northern Territory of Australia.[1][2]


It comprises an area of 2,843,199 hectares (7,025,700 acres)[3] of central Arnhem Land, in the Top End of the Northern Territory.[4]

This Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) bioregion is generally flat, low-lying coastlands, drained by several large rivers. Vegetation communities include eucalypt forest and woodlands with tussock grass and hummock grass understorey.

Land use is mixed, with urban development around Darwin, Aboriginal land, pastoral leases and conservation reserves. Major population centres are Darwin and Palmerston.[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)): 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 "Darwin Coastal bioregion" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Australian Government. Retrieved 1 June 2015.