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Mount Selma
Highest point
Elevation 1,463 metres (4,800 ft) AHD
Geography
Location Victoria, Australia
Parent range Great Dividing Range

Mount Selma is a mountain located to the north-east of Aberfeldy in Victoria, Australia. Its peak is 1463 metres above sea level. The headwaters of the Aberfeldy River rise on its southerly slopes.

Access

The unsealed Mount Selma Road passes to the north of the summit and divides the Toombon State Forest (to the south) from Licola State Forest (to the north). The summit of the mountain has a trigonometrical station and is accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles via Mount Selma Track. The Australian Alps Walking Track follows the alignment of Mount Selma Road.

Bushfires

In the summer of 2006-2007, the area was burned during the Eastern Victoria Great Divide bushfires. Before the fire reached the mountain, the army was called in to provide heavy machinery to clear a firebreak along Mount Selma Track to protect the Thomson Reservoir catchment. Christians Hut, a mountain hut near Mount Selma, was destroyed by the bushfires.

Flora

The Selma Saddle Grevillea (Grevillea miqueliana subsp. cincta) is endemic to a small area near Mount Selma. Road works, logging and controlled burning are potential threats to the population The subspecies is listed as "endangered" on the Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2014.

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