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IBRA subregion 2009 wetland system extents

Definition of IBRA subregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2009 wetland system extent by IBRA subregion metadata
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IBRA subregion 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 172,991,370 299,714 1,129,760 3,885 514,441 37,136 2,831,424 79,555 2,436,073 7,331,988
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 401 19,289 109 42,146 424 25,478 87,848
Anakie Inlier 382,284 586 82 104 9 3,282 4,063
Arcadia 715,288 1,947 2,969 602 2,653 258 5,543 13,971
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 805 1,451 22 445 34,769 726 54,499 92,717
Atherton 177,037 1,732 147 4 365 183 813 3,244
Banana-Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 4,050 3 125 76 14,679 18,932
Barakula 1,301,712 559 1,009 558 646 61 5,620 8,453
Barkly Tableland 2,180,778 165 82 17,483 151 29,498 47,378
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 17,416 319 231 14 11,333 29,313
Battle Camp Sandstones 504,409 9 1,211 769 4,940 6,929
Bellenden Ker-Lamb 271,062 2,374 101 6 < 1 771 914 4,166
Belyando Downs 1,772,127 4,528 1,688 5,508 580 23,449 35,751
Beucazon Hills 95,821 124 67 101 3,648 3,940
Bogie River Hills 1,054,392 3,351 2,785 57 259 292 587 28,071 35,403
Boomer Range 220,541 159 19 10 16 1,515 1,720
Brisbane-Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14,133 8 297 14 11,081 25,533
Broken River 3,309,590 5,598 874 630 5,929 136 130,715 143,881
Buckland Basalts 281,306 1 2 116 1,048 1,166
Bulloo 619,009 10 18,727 110,360 3 5,496 134,595
Bulloo Dunefields 1,077,224 55 22,968 44 24,319 30 2,629 50,044
Burnett-Curtis Coastal Lowlands 700,181 6,616 16,919 17 13 1,405 26,792 655 10,657 63,074
Burnett-Curtis Hills and Ranges 962,583 8,888 17,085 8 2,059 3,312 148 13,606 45,106
Burringbar-Conondale Ranges 535,416 10,070 215 4 186 2,039 143 6,832 19,488
Byfield 127,697 17 204 2,711 < 1 3,443 6,375
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 1,300 25 2 676 56 2,017 4,076
Cape-Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 629 696 165 4,618 401 36,869 43,379
Cape River Hills 747,993 23,156 11 69 382 10 17,015 40,643
Cape York-Torres Strait 94,367 92 26,360 2 784 815 28,052
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 156 755 208 670 33 6,101 7,923
Castlereagh-Barwon 292,740 9,555 197 620 3,084 827 9,355 23,639
Central Downs 9,378,817 2,854 1,370 5,086 61 23,736 33,107
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 161 12 70,650 466 53,293 124,583
Clarke-Connors Ranges 631,985 1,678 71 < 1 87 6 5,092 6,933
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 863 90 321 544 26 9,821 11,666
Coastal Plains 284,780 5 61,669 22,994 350 85,018
Coen-Yambo Inlier 2,312,126 185 14,265 12 4 6,302 28,631 49,400
Coongie 5,444 41 53 884 978
Cooper-Diamantina Plains 3,437,745 66 76,959 5 995,498 35 70,351 1,142,914
Coral Sea 17,167 0
Culgoa-Bokhara 420,365 25,745 9 107 1,932 453 7,752 35,999
Cuttaburra-Paroo 644,091 35 18,297 4 52,514 529 599 71,978
Daintree-Bloomfield 357,932 101 5,312 12 10 2,654 1 3,149 11,240
Dawson River Downs 982,807 4,311 145 665 2,801 794 5,748 14,465
Debella 80,964 3,992 3,919 < 1 225 58 1,952 10,147
Diamantina-Eyre 1,212,761 4 21,572 < 1 318,732 18 52,216 392,542
Dieri 259,127 1 5,384 2,772 1,124 9,281
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 2,174 9,239 302 816 21,106 173 55,817 89,627
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,677 55 534 18 22,766 6 18,634 42,013
Dulacca Downs 162,442 381 157 10 17 104 668
Eastern Darling Downs 1,697,945 10,929 66 392 1,861 466 6,267 19,981
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 470 405 179 13,125 146 404 14,729
Georgetown-Croydon 1,041,407 1,193 352 340 38 23,858 25,782
Georgina Limestone 1,437,909 170 516 43 9,141 8,515 18,385
Gilberton Plateau 1,403,937 200 782 15 2,349 120 12,109 15,575
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 297 6,545 154 17,844 41 205,343 230,225
Great Sandy 356,502 86 9,803 3,069 15 39,119 12 1,273 53,377
Gympie Block 859,020 4,005 151 43 1,199 131 22,025 27,555
Herbert 220,920 607 14,465 2 16 7,088 759 10,492 33,430
Herberton-Wairuna 661,771 910 2,668 165 3,000 386 19,617 26,747
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 1,954 3,813 460 3 31,387 37,616
Holroyd Plain-Red Plateau 2,208,468 265 149 47 14,539 209 49,561 64,769
Inglewood Sandstones 1,219,008 3,717 208 4 535 42 3,500 8,006
Innisfail 195,200 2,061 9,184 178 13 12,420 36 3,247 27,138
Isaac-Comet Downs 2,693,397 11,211 316 1,997 8,517 1,401 43,668 67,110
Jardine-Pascoe Sandstones 1,444,223 4 40,359 3,600 57,777 4,836 106,577
Jericho 1,486,926 497 104 2,467 42 11,319 14,429
Karumba Plains 1,057,366 44 477,655 1,230 17 25,854 67 6,768 511,635
Kidston 2,929,528 1,434 264 484 3,460 9 67,707 73,358
Kirrama-Hinchinbrook 257,594 1,474 < 1 < 1 205 1,568 3,247
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 533 173 747 64 35,988 37,505
Lake Pure 984,217 4 12,921 11 10,894 725 24,555
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 107 51 7,652 6,892 14,702
Laura Lowlands 1,791,228 78 9,070 124 16 35,350 14 18,907 63,559
Macalister 112,652 444 23 361 39 1,644 2,511
Manifold 67,885 13 8,335 7 6,821 858 4,366 20,400
Marlborough Plains 1,250,611 10,224 137,312 954 593 596 9,874 37,529 17,883 214,965
McArthur 589,180 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Mitchell-Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 382 7,905 1,619 59 101,985 277 233,664 345,893
Moonie-Barwon Interfluve 689,476 3,386 0 136 364 176 1,604 5,667
Moonie-Commoron Floodout 750,661 2,247 44 598 445 1,492 4,826
Moreton Basin 784,969 5,156 83 8 551 3,729 505 12,277 22,308
Mount Isa 4,641,852 5,388 1,765 73 108,512 115,738
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 4,230 96 131 2,472 722 250 7,261 15,161
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,160 4,079 71 2 11,695 15,847
Narrandool 16,503 393 7 400
Nebine Plains 1,207,864 64 2,066 74 66,797 1,755 591 71,347
Nebo-Connors Ranges 449,269 164 10 170 33 9,407 9,784
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 114 949 2 11,008 15,840 27,912
North Eastern Plains 660,369 259 516 55 1,133 397 11,291 13,652
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 4,565 399 1,143 1,035 71 26,937 34,151
Northern Downs 435,263 238 38 177 7 6,451 6,910
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 60 1,560 < 1 86,982 14,928 103,531
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 160 22 97 3,865 4,143
Paluma-Seaview 233,751 249 < 1 37 1,568 1,855
Prairie-Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,384 413 900 155 4,810 123 12,751 19,151
Proserpine-Sarina Lowlands 466,498 3,718 37,821 59 13 89 15,316 3,317 9,689 70,022
Scenic Rim 229,099 692 < 1 13 < 1 2,608 3,314
Simpson Desert 1,962,618 32,321 7,602 12 326 40,260
South Burnett 563,866 1,911 145 304 28 3,056 5,443
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 757 35 270 959 114 9,263 11,400
Southern Downs 4,264,666 3,525 72 1,213 3,152 646 29,057 37,665
Southern Great Barrier Reef 220 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 1,956 952 1,707 74 34,517 39,206
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 576 715 75 11,690 32 44,269 57,358
Southwestern Plateaus and Floodouts 1,333,519 512 33 775 22,216 23,536
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,535 664 8 218 4 3,625 4,518
Starke Coastal Lowlands 512,498 195 19,195 1,686 9 11,305 43 8,456 40,890
Strzelecki Desert 400,187 66 39,695 25 2,733 51 49 42,619
Sturt Stony Desert 5,771,058 297 200,841 288 127,553 125 50,855 379,959
Sunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands 348,090 4,660 21,133 256 521 960 31,810 1,307 5,680 66,327
Tara Downs 511,339 1,076 190 759 83 394 2,503
Taroom Downs 652,005 991 430 332 2,110 201 7,233 11,297
Tenterfield Plateau 7,597 8 167 175
Thorntonia 779,008 30 8 14 39,633 39,686
Toko Plains 498,090 4,118 < 1 1,600 1,944 7,663
Townsville Plains 763,495 8,867 62,061 2,324 124 1,896 6,283 13,072 35,319 129,947
Tully 162,958 417 20,518 10 10 9,670 112 1,876 32,613
Undara-Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 412 1,128 184 52,116 475 27,404 81,719
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 327 180 233 133 966 1,839
Urisino Sandplains 860,305 30 70 1 7,544 84 1,103 8,833
Warrambool-Moonie 573,578 7,354 10 252 1,650 2,076 4,557 15,899
Warrego Plains 2,168,635 577 1,159 121 30,291 213 6,426 38,787
Weipa Plateau 2,848,753 1,121 69,430 148 59,066 248 12,291 142,304
Wellesley Islands 124,893 45 19,231 1,324 4 20,603
Weribone High 966,510 4,883 339 598 275 7,490 13,586
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 6,649 361 5,626 1,346 1,305 15,286
West Bulloo 2,852,104 485 100 52 14,071 291 18,735 33,735
West Warrego 4,220,686 184 675 100 14,149 177 27,958 43,242
Whitsunday 89,179 56 2,823 2 4 42 96 3,024
Woodenbong 2,879 3 3
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 633 206 158 180 12,070 92 85,141 98,480
Woorabinda 749,785 229 220 3,769 249 6,261 10,728
Wyarra Hills 397,935 232 135 303 37 5,893 6,600

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of IBRA subregions.

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) IBRA subregion 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2009/ibra-subregion.html

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