There are some very special natural places in the Wellington Shire. The Gippsland Lakes and the adjoining wetlands, and Nooramunga Inlet are recognised internationally as important wetlands in the Ramsar Convention. The Strzelecki ranges are home to beautiful rainforests and arguably the healthiest population of koalas in Australia. While the vast and remote mountains in the northern part of the shire form part of the largest natural area in Victoria and contain unique alpine plains and ferns.
Some of our most threatened native vegetation occurs on private land, on rural roadsides, reserves and along rivers. These form very important wildlife corridors between the mountains and the coastal areas and Lakes.
The Native Vegetation Protection section outlines how native vegetation is protected on private land. Information about managing Weeds and Pest Animals is also available.