The Gundagai Shire covers an area of about 2450 square kilometres within the South West Slopes Bioregion.

Only 18% of natural vegetation cover remains in the Gundagai Shire.

The 2005 Native Vegetation of Gundagai Shire Report which is available for download below, contains data gathered by the NSW Department of Environment and Conservation.

Gundagai boasts a variety of habitats teaming with native fauna. From irriguous riverflats to grassy woodlands and undulating hills, the Gundagai Shire is an idyllic location for many species of native birds. Within the Gundagai Shire there are a number of locations in which these birds can be seen.