Queensland wetland extent change mapping
The map below highlights the areas where sampling has occurred for this program.
Click on the map to view information about the drainage basins in this area.
Program start date
Program end date
Objectives of the program
Mapping the extent, type and change in extent of wetlands
Drivers for monitoring program
Wetland management, legislation and policy such as Great barrier reef Protection Plan and Wetland State Planning Policy
Who is involved?
Queensland Herbarium, Department Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.
Contact details of lead organisation: regional.ecosystem♲dsitia.qld.gov.au
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Rd TOOWONG QLD 4066
Phone: 07 3896 9326
Queensland Wetlands Program, Department of Environment and Science
List of indicators monitored
Wetland Extent, Wetland Type, Change in Wetland Extent
Scale of program
State-wide, 1:100 000 (1:50 000 on coast)
Brief description of sampling locations
State wide mapping from imagery. Regional ecosystem mapping programme has ground truthed 6,000 wetland sites.
Frequency of monitoring
Every 4 years
Where is the program reported?
The Queensland WetlandInfo WetlandSummary tool provides extent change statistics on wetland extent and type.
The Great Barrier Reef Report Card, State of the Environment Reports and the WetlandSummary tool provide summary statistics on wetland extent and change in extent.
Frequency of Reporting
Every 4 years
Where is monitoring data stored
Current version of mapping available on WetlandInfo, WetlandMaps and Queensland Spatial Catalogue - QSpatial, old versions available on Queensland Herbarium archives
Last updated: 18 November 2015
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Queensland wetland extent change mapping, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/assessment/monitoring/current-and-future-monitoring/queensland-wetland-mapping.html