Sturt Plateau
Northern Territory
The interim Australian bioregions,
with the Sturt Plateau in red
Sturt Plateau
Sturt Plateau
Coordinates15°37′30″S 132°39′17″E / 15.6251°S 132.6548°E / -15.6251; 132.6548Coordinates: 15°37′30″S 132°39′17″E / 15.6251°S 132.6548°E / -15.6251; 132.6548
Area98,575.31 km2 (38,060.1 sq mi)
Localities around Sturt Plateau:
Ord Victoria Plain Daly Basin Gulf Fall and Upland
Ord Victoria Plain Sturt Plateau Gulf Fall and Upland
Tanami Tanami Mitchell Grass Downs

The Sturt Plateau, an interim Australian bioregion, is located in the Northern Territory,[1][2] and covers an area of 9,857,531 hectares (24,358,490 acres).[3] The bioregion has the code STU.[3] There are three subregions.[3]

IBRA regions and subregions: IBRA7
IBRA region / subregion IBRA code Area States Location in Australia
Sturt Plateau STU 9,857,531 hectares (24,358,490 acres) NT
Renehan STU01 1,938,959 hectares (4,791,270 acres)
Newcastle STU02 4,333,836 hectares (10,709,140 acres)
Birdum STU03 3,584,736 hectares (8,858,080 acres)


The Sturt Plateau bioregion consists of gently undulating plains on lateritised Cretaceous sandstones.[1] Its earths are neutral, sandy, and red and yellow. The vegetation is variable-barked Bloodwood woodland with a spinifex understorey.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c 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 data
  3. ^ a b c "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.