The Gippsland Lakes includes eleven Ramsar wetland habitat types ranging from freshwater marsh environments around the river mouths to coastal lagoons and saltmarsh between the lakes and the ocean. This diversity means they can be home to a very wide range of plants and animals. The Gippsland Lakes wetlands are home to some rare and threatened frogs including the Growling Grass frog and the Green and Golden Bell frog.

More information

Threatened species – http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife

Ecological Character Description – A report detailing the values of the Gippsland Lakes Ramsar site and how they are changing was prepared in 2012. This Ecological Character Description is available at:

Gippsland Lakes Report Card – A report card summarizing the health of the Lakes was prepared in 2011.
Gippsland Lakes Report Card Full Report
Gippsland Lakes Report Card Summary

sale wetlands

Photo: Sale Common Wetlands