Dataset: Gippsland Basin Bioregional Assessment product 1.1 - Hydrostratigraphy



The dataset was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme from multiple source datasets. The source datasets are identified in the Lineage field in this metadata statement. The processes undertaken to produce this derived dataset are described in the History field in this metadata statement.

The dataset shows the Hydrostratigraphy of the Gippsland Basin, and Moe Swamp and Tarwin sub-basins. It was derived from Schaeffer (2008), drawing also on the work of Pratt (1985), Brumley and Holdgate (1983) and Nicol (2010). The full citations are in History.


The diagram provides an overview of the hydrostratigraphy of the Gippsland Basin (onshore), Tarwin Sub-basin and the Moe Swamp Sub-basin.

Dataset History

The diagram was created by Veronika Galinec at Geoscience Australia. Prior to this diagram, there was no diagram available in the literature to describe the hydrostratigraphy of all these elements together. The diagram is adapted from the work of Schaeffer (2008), Pratt, 1985 (Tarwin Sub-basin), Brumley and Holdgate, 1983 (Moe Swamp Sub-basin) and Nicol (2010).

Full citations:

Schaeffer J (2008) Scaling point based aquifer fata for developing regional groundwater models: application to the Gippsland groundwater system. University of Melbourne.

Pratt M (1985) Inverloch/Wonthaggi Groundwater Investigation - Final Report, February 1985, Unpublished Report 1985/24.

Brumley JC and Holdgate GR (1983) An assessment of the confined groundwater resources of the Moe Swamp Basin, Victoria, Australia. International Conference on Groundwater and Man, Sydney.

Nicol C (2010) Report on transient groundwater flow modelling: West Gippsland CMA. Report for 'ecoMarkets' groundwater models. In: Department of Sustainability and Environment (ed).

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2015) Gippsland Basin Bioregional Assessment product 1.1 - Hydrostratigraphy. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 07 February 2017,

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