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World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February and is an opportunity for residents to get out and explore some of the Shire’s unique wetlands.

Wetlands are very important as they improve water quality in our catchment by filtering pollutants such as sediments, nutrients, organic, inorganic matter and bacteria. They also support a wide variety of flora and fauna and can provide refuges for wildlife during times of drought. Wetlands can also lessen the impacts of floods, replenish groundwater and in some cases be used by farmers for sustainable grazing practices.

The majority of wetlands in Wingecarribee are located on private land or have restricted public access such as the Wingecarribee Swamp.

However, there are a number of wetlands across the Shire that can be readily accessed by the public. These include:




Further Information


PDF Publicly accessible wetlands in the Southern Highlands (PDF,1Mb)
PDFFrog Flip Activity Book (PDF, 7.14 Mb)

PDFSave our Swamps - Activity Book (PDF, 10Mb)


Last Updated: October 3rd, 2019
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