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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Books for sale

The following books are available for sale from SLCMA. These can be ordered by email (a tax invoice with full payment details will be sent to you); or by coming in to the SLCMA Office at 101 Beach Road, Sarina. 


Weeds Front cover Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday region - 2 volume set including Control options for weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday region
Available for $35.00


Pastures Mackay Whitsunday Pastures: Mackay Whitsunday region - A guide for developing productive and sustainable pasture-fed grazing systems
Available free of charge
Plants of Cape York - the Compact Guide
$25 ($20 for members)
Over 600 plants described. Cross-over with many plants found elsewhere along the east coast in addition to Cape York.
Plants of Tropical North Queensland - the Compact Guide
$20 ($17 for members)
Covers plants from Cooktown to Cardwell, but has cross-over with many plants found in the Whitsundays.
Weeds of the Wet/Dry Tropics - a Field Guide
$20 Good information and photos of weeds. Written for the NT, this book also has many weeds found in the Whitsundays; both declared weeds as well as environmental weeds.
Across the Top Across the Top - Gardening With Australian Plants in the Tropics
$ 30 ($27 for members)
Describes 1400 species; includes articles on topics ranging from successful gardening with native plants to encouraging birds and butterflies in your garden.
Australian Rainforest Plants vol 1 Australian Rainforest Plants vol 2

Australian Rainforest Plants vol 1 - 6
$20 each ($18 for members)
or $110 Full set of 6 ($100 for members)
Attractive and easily understood reference for gardeners, students, farmers, botanists and other plant lovers. Each book contains over 100 species of rainforest trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers and epiphytes. Each species’ appearance, distribution and behaviour in the wild are described, as well as its use in the garden. Further information is provided on edibility by humans and other organisms, Aboriginal usage and suitability for timber or rainforest regeneration.

Australian Rainforest Plants vol 3 Australian Rainforest Plants vol 4  Australian Rainforest Plants vol 5  Australian Rainforest Plants vol 6
Field Guide Field Guide to Plants of the Dry Tropics
$24 ($22 for members)
190 pages of the more commonly occurring plants of the dry tropics. Provides several detailed photographs for each species, as well as a descriptive text in a handy small format.
Burdekin Delta Tree Guide The Burdekin Delta Tree Guide
$20 ($18 for members)
Quick identification guide for common trees and shrubs. Includes information on traditional uses of plants, their propagation and use in revegetation. Good cross over of species with Whitsunday region.