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DIWA nationally important wetland 2009 wetland system extents

Definition of DIWA nationally important wetland

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2009 wetland system extent by DIWA nationally important wetland metadata
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DIWA wetland Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 42,456,936 53,314 930,813 3,192 193,869 2,292 769,149 48,006 199,064 2,199,698
Abbot Point - Caley Valley 5,150 12 1,352 1,333 10 11 954 14 3,685
Alexandra Bay 862 624 70 14 708
Alexandra Palm Forest 146 2 142 145
Aramac Springs 399 13 13
Archer Bay Aggregation 29,931 8,948 1,763 432 11,144
Archer River Aggregation 149,816 12 182 6,353 3,207 9,753
Austral Limestone Aggregation 69,335 4,055 69 6 4,129
Balonne River Floodplain 23,982 2,138 14 626 1,428 2,752 6,958
Bambaroo Coastal Aggregation 5,356 5 3,524 444 7 146 4,126
Barrattas Channels Aggregation 7,118 23 22 < 1 343 14 1,012 1,414
Bingeringo Aggregation 2,765 < 1 26 511 537
Birdsville - Durrie Waterholes Aggregation 32,671 8,701 6,747 15,448
Birthday Creek 43 0
Blencoe Falls - Blencoe Creek 87 57 57
Bluebush Swamp 879 862 862
Boggomoss Springs 399 68 68
Bowen River: Birralee - Pelican Creek 1,342 914 914
Bowling Green Bay 31,124 22,811 21 259 82 20 23,192
Bribie Island 10,397 8 814 34 12 5,655 < 1 6,523
Broad Sound 211,765 88 55,796 752 17 790 24,340 91 81,874
Broken River, Urannah Creek and Massey Creek Aggregation 6,046 4,093 4,093
Bromfield Swamp 63 4 58 61
Buffalo Lake Aggregation 1,911 45 979 342 1,366
Bull Lake 27 27 27
Bulloo Lake 83,254 16,829 11,905 45 28,778
Burdekin-Bowen Junction and Blue Valley Weir Aggregation 3,653 245 8 13 2,051 2,317
Burdekin Delta 32,453 97 12,859 139 1 532 2,919 1,287 17,833
Burdekin - Townsville Coastal Aggregation 113,947 224 13,782 333 68 522 2,801 5,733 276 23,739
Burrum Coast 15,140 26 1,382 7 3 1,590 3,009
Bustard Bay Wetlands 21,861 4,227 759 4,987
Cairncross Reef Complex 238 0
Cape Flattery Dune Lakes 44,018 10 728 1,514 4,027 11 18 6,308
Cape Grenville Area 7,311 1,250 142 176 1,568
Cape Melville - Bathurst Bay 5,456 878 114 45 1,037
Carbrook Wetlands Aggregation 354 32 260 292
Cauckingburra Swamp 782 563 563
Clack Reef Complex 1,228 54 54
Coalstoun Lakes 26 5 5
Colosseum Inlet - Rodds Bay 24,313 < 1 7,999 57 8,056
Conondale Range Aggregation 1,985 0
Coolum Creek and Lower Maroochy River 2,140 < 1 310 < 1 < 1 1,136 < 1 4 1,452
Cooper Creek Overflow Swamps - Windorah 124,893 3 78,937 337 79,277
Cooper Creek Swamps - Nappa Merrie 106,384 82 38,950 1,546 40,578
Cooper Creek - Wilson River Junction 63,961 215 42,514 503 43,233
Corio Bay Wetlands 6,914 3 2,638 7 638 459 3 3,749
Cowley Area 8,379 82 2,778 10 < 1 2,644 3 10 5,528
Dalrymple and Blackfellow Creeks 878 28 28
Deepwater Creek 6,573 125 2,018 39 2,183
Diamantina Lakes Area 393 247 42 290
Diamantina Overflow Swamp - Durrie Station 29,217 28,359 38 28,397
Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek 11,694 1 805 2,443 3,249
Doongmabulla Springs 400 19 7 84 111
Dorunda Lakes Area 6,805 16 234 1,163 1,413
Edgecumbe Bay 4,581 < 1 3,108 3 25 < 1 3,136
Edmund Kennedy Wetlands 11,033 3,312 3,339 131 6,782
Elizabeth Springs 399 58 16 74
Ella Bay Swamp 1,310 52 953 1,005
Eubenangee - Alice River 1,993 126 1,472 12 1,611
Eulo Artesian Springs Supergroup 6,906 201 18 219
Eungella Dam 797 749 749
Fairbairn Dam 15,406 14,990 < 1 14,990
Fitzroy River Delta 70,210 2,998 33,013 66 749 5,013 26 41,864
Fitzroy River Floodplain 19,485 407 380 59 1,801 694 1,822 5,163
Forsyth Island Wetlands 6,387 78 78
Four Mile Beach 7,159 1,166 13 < 1 1,179
Fraser Island 163,422 1,067 2,820 12,925 1 16,814
Georgina River - King Creek Floodout 138,398 < 1 69,414 1,499 70,914
Granite Creek 2,806 158 158
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 34,108,863 35 5,038 1 3 35 317 1 70 5,501
Great Basalt Wall 100,272 546 2 5,604 2,597 8,749
Great Sandy Strait 92,000 3 17,243 11 3,576 15 < 1 20,849
Greenbank Army Training Area C 4,129 3 120 123
Gregory River 26,630 15 4 6,275 6,294
Harmer Creek - Shelburne Bay Aggregation 31,293 2,594 2,275 466 42 5,377
Haughton Balancing Storage Aggregation 213 166 166
Hedlow Wetlands 11,093 325 108 1,748 917 76 3,174
Herbert River Floodplain 44,523 274 6,189 2 4 5,015 650 2,892 15,026
Herbert River Gorge 21,542 1,717 1,717
Hilda Creek Headwater 6 0
Hinchinbrook Channel 30,717 89 14,886 225 28 15,228
Innisfail Area 1,221 358 65 423
Innot Hot Springs 78 < 1 3 14 17
Island Head Creek - Port Clinton Area 27,033 5,581 2,294 < 1 7,875
Iwasaki Wetlands 646 93 126 373 593
Jardine River Wetlands Aggregation 81,764 4,870 16,593 681 22,144
Jerona Aggregation 2,371 < 1 114 3 169 13 362 662
Junction of the Bogie River and Kirknie Creek Aggregation 56 46 46
Karawatha Forest Park 271 3 43 46
Kurrimine Area 755 25 385 45 4 458
Lake Barrine 100 97 97
Lake Broadwater 215 203 6 209
Lake Buchanan 23,212 12,892 7,913 20,805
Lake Bullawarra 1,286 577 334 5 915
Lake Constance 1,843 < 1 208 132 339
Lake Coombabah 1,959 18 632 2 513 3 1,168
Lake Cuddapan 1,705 1,506 < 1 1,506
Lake Dalrymple 30,594 23,300 11 5 12 427 23,754
Lake Dartmouth Area 7,040 4,048 10 4,058
Lake Eacham 43 40 40
Lake Elphinstone 300 292 2 294
Lake Galilee 25,789 < 1 5,249 17,313 8 22,571
Lake Julius 1,936 1,017 237 1,254
Lake Lucy Wetlands 1,079 7 306 15 17 345
Lake Mipia Area 69,712 26,227 35,936 534 62,697
Lake Moondarra 1,742 1,603 6 1,609
Lake Nuga Nuga 2,070 1,892 1,892
Lake Numalla Aggregation 10,715 3,061 2,108 5,169
Lake Phillipi 16,083 14,051 4 14,055
Lake Torquinie Area 15,235 5,154 3,237 218 8,609
Lake Weyba 2,701 17 999 1,016
Lake Wombah-Kungie Lake Group 6,878 391 391
Lake Wyara 6,015 4,818 744 5,562
Lake Yamma Yamma 86,614 62,620 18,905 24 81,549
Lakes Bindegolly and Toomaroo 9,667 2,894 2,595 5,489
Laura Sandstone 1,089 5 5
Lawn Hill Gorge 1,133 106 106
Licuala Palm Forest 233 159 159
Lignum Swamp 283 283 283
Lloyd Bay 15,685 7,643 27 509 8,179
Lower Daintree River 5,266 3 2,202 715 89 3,009
Lower Mooloolah River 1,410 < 1 60 3 853 144 1,060
Macaroni Swamp 258 40 40
Marina Plains - Lakefield Aggregation 391,704 3 1,125 75 14 17,472 7,280 25,969
Marless Lagoon Aggregation 166,948 6,942 19 162 7,124
Minnamoolka Area 589 577 5 582
Missionary Bay 11,072 4,331 71 16 4,418
Mitchell River Fan Aggregation 715,168 83 786 940 13 24,344 6 52,332 78,504
Mitchell Swamp 7,067 0
Moonda Lake - Shallow Lake Aggregation 14,748 8,721 1,988 10,710
Moreton Bay 245,366 161 10,022 5 175 5 1,921 12,289
Mulligan River - Wheeler Creek Junction 17,004 2,776 554 405 3,735
Muncoonie Lakes Area 88,715 5,535 62,462 2,930 70,927
"Murrawondah" Lakes 6,916 281 652 933
Musselbrook Creek Aggregation 45,114 9 3 2,025 3 774 2,814
"Myola"-"Mulga Downs" Salt Lake and Claypans 6,873 1,432 30 37 1,499
Nandroya Falls 19 0
Newcastle Bay - Escape River Estuarine Complex 42,324 20,831 16 5,558 91 26,496
Nicholson Delta Aggregation 63,646 2,927 7 1,433 12 1,904 6,283
Noosa River Wetlands 9,916 4 478 209 < 1 2,903 74 3,669
Nooyeah Downs Swamps Aggregation 5,876 2 2
North Stradbroke Island 27,424 71 950 310 13 4,481 31 5,855
Northeast Curtis Island 9,541 5,778 150 5,928
Northeast Karumba Plain Aggregation 182,543 11 33,550 16,910 154 50,624
Northern Holroyd Plain Aggregation 1,114,827 21 1,571 63,770 6,723 72,085
Obi Obi Creek 357 < 1 38 38
"Old Bando" Swamp 6,959 848 848
Olive River 17,602 471 303 2,140 273 3,188
Orford Bay - Sharp Point Dunefield Aggregation 17,078 455 264 2,745 < 1 3,464
Palm Tree and Robinson Creeks 50,223 120 1,805 37 1,049 23 2,001 5,034
Paroo River Waterholes ("Caiwarro" Area) 6,877 442 158 53 653
Pine River and Hayes Inlet 2,414 3 1,410 1 139 1,553
Poison Lake 785 747 2 749
Port Curtis 31,232 1,151 5,343 5 21 9 8 6,537
Port Musgrave Aggregation 52,711 21,359 1,721 588 23,667
Port of Cairns and Trinity Inlet 6,410 11 3,806 146 56 1 4,020
Princess Charlotte Bay Marine Area 87,678 28,250 3,843 27 32,120
Proserpine - Goorganga Plain 16,849 174 5,684 4 5,170 1,462 34 12,528
Pumicestone Passage 6,692 1,685 < 1 132 < 1 2 1,819
Quilpie (Bulloo River Floodplain) Waterholes 7,014 76 76
RAAF Townsville 137 < 1 18 95 113
Rollston River and Molly Darling Creek Aggregation 2,801 2 2 1,350 1,354
Ross River Reservoir 2,784 2,781 < 1 < 1 < 1 2,781
Russell River 2,294 103 543 651 45 1,342
Russell River Rapids 235 71 71
Sand Bay 10,192 < 1 2,486 < 1 48 81 < 1 2,615
Sandringham Bay - Bakers Creek Aggregation 7,367 6 2,196 7 181 56 1 2,447
Sarina Inlet - Ince Bay Aggregation 27,934 10,283 545 843 5 11,676
Scartwater Aggregation 332 23 228 251
Shoalwater Bay 122,561 18,067 749 211 19,027
Shoalwater Bay Training Area Overview C 270,451 2 695 2,033 6,851 9,581
Silver Plains - Nesbitt River Aggregation 44,807 8,071 46 1,040 3,001 12,158
Skardon River - Cotterell River Aggregation 63,222 9,892 10,137 147 20,175
Smithburne - Gilbert Fan Aggregation 250,505 19 3,478 153 8,086 37,266 49,002
Somerset Dunefield Aggregation 7,940 53 154 1,542 205 1,953
Southeast Karumba Plain Aggregation 336,221 11 84,721 30 14 16,058 21 2,763 103,618
Southern Gulf Aggregation 545,577 167 343,875 388 214 6,328 16 1,686 352,674
Southern Upstart Bay 11,029 15 6,897 359 35 38 698 34 8,076
Spring Tower Complex 75 0
St Helens Bay Area 16,056 < 1 5,527 2 36 < 1 5,565
Stranded Fish Lake 68 62 62
Sunday Creek Broad-leaved Paperbark Site 39 6 < 1 6
Temple Bay 4,395 3,189 11 21 3,221
The Gums Lagoon 343 63 63
The Jack Lakes Aggregation 35,018 1,519 1,286 2,806
The Narrows 20,903 12,097 20 12,117
The Serpentine Aggregation 347 8 11 270 4 293
Thorntonia Aggregation 298,629 12,986 12,986
Toko Gorge and Waterhole 243 214 214
Tully River - Murray River Floodplains 39,171 107 22 10 9 3,160 82 920 4,310
Turkey Mound Spring and Iron Pot Spring Aggregation 26 0
Undara Lava Tubes 1,254 0
Upper Coomera River 1,348 12 12
Upper Pumicestone Coastal Plain 2,606 1 632 1,080 < 1 13 1,726
Valley of Lagoons 3,645 4 969 275 1,247
Violet Vale 1,895 29 28 57
Wairuna Lake 152 151 < 1 152
Walters Plains Lake 1,549 1,298 21 1,319
Warrego River Distributary System 6,886 0
Warrego River Waterholes (Charleville-Wyandra 6,983 62 62
Wentworth Aggregation 82,306 9,206 1 3,238 2,329 14,775
West Mulgrave Falls 7 0
Why Not Aggregation 3 2 2
Wide Bay Military Training Area C 19,617 605 2,986 3,591
Wongaloo Fans Aggregation 128 8 47 3 29 87
Wongaloo Swamps Aggregation 1,510 1,206 61 81 136 < 1 1,484
Wyandra-Cunnamulla Claypans Aggregation 6,953 0
Wyvuri Swamp 1,492 136 43 1,012 1,190
Yeppoon - Keppel Sands Tidal Wetlands 10,144 37 3,659 4 57 160 213 4,130
Yuccabine Creek 530 0
Zillie Falls 16 0

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of DIWA nationally important wetlands.

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.


This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) DIWA nationally important wetland 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2009/diwa-wetland.html

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