Skip links and keyboard navigation

Study area 2009 wetland system extents

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2009 wetland system extent by study area metadata
Download this table in .CSV format
Study area Total area
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified) riverine
Total 1,359,762 4,264 23,525 166 2,883 501 45,902 629 15,622 93,492
Cairns Urban 62,327 513 4,572 166 4 498 5 497 6,255
Great Sandy Strait 1,218,935 3,522 15,353 2,849 393 33,161 347 14,764 70,389
Pumicestone Passage 78,501 229 3,600 < 1 34 104 12,243 276 361 16,848

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


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) Study area 2009 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation