What does revegetation mean? What plants do I need for my area and where can I buy them?


What does revegetation of indigenous plants mean?

Revegetation means replanting and rebuilding the soil. We revegetate the land in the Shire using indigenous plants.

The word indigenous means naturally occurring and well adapted to the local environment.

Indigenous plants provide habitat for native wildlife and birds and can improve the condition of soils and water. Indigenous plants generally grow with little assistance, can withstand the prevailing conditions, and are likely to regenerate.

The most suitable indigenous plants are grown from seed collected locally. We encourage landholders and nurseries to use seed collected from sites that are similar to the intended planting site.

If you wish to collect seed from public land make sure you contact an officer from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to obtain the necessary permit. 

Native plants in your area

To assist you with your revegetation project you can use our recommended native plant list for your area. If your area is not provided here, please contact us for your appropriate planting list.


Indigenous nurseries near you

Bacchus Marsh Seedling Farm Pty Ltd

Lot 31 Holts Lane, Bacchus Marsh

Grey Box & Grasslands

Newport and Balliang

Ph: (03) 5369 5221

Creswick Nursery

Daylesford Rd, Creswick

Ph: (03) 5345 2502

Meredith Nursery


Ph: (03) 5286 1397

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