Extension Materials Available for Grassy Ecosystems

Environment Australia

Book Identification Guide

  • National Landcare Program
    'Native Grasses Identification Handbook for Temperate Australia' by Meredith Mitchell
  • National Trust
    'Field Guide to Victoria's Native Grasslands' by N. Scarlett, S. Wallbrink, K. McDougall.
  • Victorian National Parks Association and Trust for Nature (Victoria)
    'Plains Wandering. Exploring the grassy plains of southeastern Australia'
    Written by Ian Lunt, James Ross and Tim Barlow, 1998
    Ecology of the lowland Plains is described eight regional descriptions cover NSW, ACT, Vic, SA and Tasmania.
    Easy identification of 280 plants.
  • Authors with funding from Commonwealth, others.
    'Grassland Flora - a field guide for the Southern Tablelands (NSW and ACT)'
    Eddy D, Mallinson D, Rehwinkel R and Sharp S, 1998
    A field guide describing about 300 species that occur in grasslands in Southern Tablelands and elsewhere in south-eastern Australia. Photographs for each species.
    Cost: $16.50 each, plus postage.
    Available from "Grassland Flora"
    Wildlife Research and Monitoring
    PO Box 144
    Lyneham ACT 2602
    Telephone: (02) 6207 2126
  • Native Grass Resources Group (South Australia)
    'Grass Identification Manual - for everyone' Gibbs, J. and Gibbs, R.
    104pp, $25 plus postage and handling.
    Pictorial guide to recognition of 78 native and exotic grasses commonly found around Adelaide and in the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. Contains colour photos and black and white drawings.

Contact Information

  • Friends of Grasslands
    PO Box 987
    Civic Square
    Canberra ACT 2608
  • Friends of Merri Creek
    PO Box 93
    Moreland VIC 3058
  • Mid North Grasslands Working Group (SA)
    PO Box 12
    Brinkworth SA 5464
  • Keilor Plains Group
    PO Box 115
    Niddrie VIC 3042
  • Victorian National Parks Association
    10 Parliament Place
    East Melbourne VIC 3002
    Phone: (03) 96508296
  • Victorian University of Technology
    Iramoo Sustainable Living Precinct
    Phone: (03) 93652711
    Iramoo Education Officer: (03) 93652617
  • Trust for Nature (Victoria)
    Level 2, 385 Little Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Freecall: 1800 999933
  • Environment Australia
    GPO Box 787
    Canberra ACT 2601
    Phone: (02) 62741111
  • Native Grass Resources Group (SA)
    C/o Mt Lofty Ranges Catchment Resource Centre
    Upper level, Professional Centre
    Corner Mann and Walker Streets
    Mount Barker SA 5251
  • Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (now Birds Australia)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature - Australia
    15/71 Constitution Ave
    Campbell ACT 2612
    Phone: (02) 62574010
  • Grassy Ecosystems Reference Group (No longer in existence, contact VNPA)
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment (Victoria)
    Phone: 131963
  • Stipa
    PO Box 18
    Coolah NSW 2843