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Buloke woodlands photo competition

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) invites you to get snapping and submit entries into the Buloke woodlands photo competition.

The competition is open to all ages and aims to raise awareness of these endangered woodlands, which are listed under the Federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Buloke woodlands are characterised by Buloke, a distinctive tree belonging to the She-oak family that can grow up to 15m tall and has long, wiry branchlets instead of leaves. Other tree species that may grow among the Bulokes include Slender Cypress-pine, Belah and Sugarwood. Eucalypts are not prominent in these woodlands.

Buloke woodlands provide important habitat for many native plants and animals, including threatened species such as the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo and the White-browed Treecreeper.

The five categories of the competition are:

  • Landscape: a landscape photo of a Buloke woodland;
  • Flora: a photo of a Buloke, Slender Cypress-pine, Belah or any other native plants found in these woodlands;
  • Fauna: a photo of a native animal(s) found in these woodlands;
  • Our impact: a photo depicting human impacts on Buloke woodlands; and
  • Junior: for entrants under the age of 18 (junior entrants can submit a photo that would be suitable for any of the above categories).

The prize for each category is a $500 gift voucher.

Examples of native plants and animals that are found in Buloke woodlands are listed in the table below. Entries into the flora and fauna categories may include, but are not limited to, photos of these species.


Plants Birds
Bluebush Apostlebird
Belah Brown Treecreeper
Buloke Bush Stone-curlew
Buloke Mistletoe Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Common Wallaby Grass Diamond Firetail
Grey Copperburr Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo
Hooked Needlewood Mistletoebird
Inland Rosewood Mulga Parrot
Ruby Saltbush Noisy Miner
Slender Cypress-pine Painted Button-quail
Spear Grass Red-capped Robin
Sugarwood Restless Flycatcher
Sweet Quandong Rufous Whistler
Pimealea Daisy-bush Southern Whiteface
Twin-leaf Emu-bush Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Umbrella Wattle Varied Sittella
Weeping Pittosporum White-browed Babbler
Yellow-lip Spider-orchid White-browed Treecreeper
Mammals White-browed Woodswallow
Eastern Grey Kangaroo White-fronted Honeyeater
Fat-tailed Dunnart Reptiles
South-eastern Long-eared Bat Bandy Bandy
Invertebrates Bearded Dragon
Amaryllis Azure Butterfly Olive Legless Lizard
Orange Sun-moth Striped Skink
Purple and Yellow Jewel Beetle Amphibians
Wood White Butterfly Common Spadefoot Toad


The competition opens April 26 and closes May 25, and the winners will be announced in June.

To view the competition terms and conditions, click here.

To complete the online entry form, click here.

For further information on Buloke woodlands click here to see the Mallee CMA fact sheet.

If you have any questions about the photo competition please contact Elizabeth Gosling at the Mallee CMA on 03 5051 4377.

If you are unable to complete the online entry form, you can also contact the Mallee CMA to be sent a hard copy. You can then enter the competition by returning the completed entry form and a CD containing your photo(s) to the Mallee CMA.

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