Skip links and keyboard navigation

Biogeographic subregion 2017 wetland system extents

Definition of biogeographic subregion

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2017 wetland system extent by biogeographic subregion metadata
Download this table in .CSV format
Biogeographic 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 173,140,542 312,186 1,146,232 4,194 514,453 37,569 2,829,647 80,643 2,429,080 7,354,005
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 423 19,289 109 42,153 424 25,416 87,815
Anakie Inlier 382,284 665 82 104 9 3,246 4,107
Arcadia 715,288 2,006 2,969 603 2,653 258 5,543 14,031
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 827 1,451 22 445 34,766 726 54,499 92,736
Atherton 177,037 1,740 147 5 365 183 813 3,253
Banana - Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 4,113 3 125 76 14,610 18,926
Barakula 1,301,712 693 1,009 558 637 81 5,541 8,519
Barkly Tableland 2,180,576 166 82 17,483 151 29,497 47,378
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 17,501 319 223 14 11,270 29,327
Battle Camp Sandstones 504,564 9 1,220 769 4,940 6,938
Bellenden Ker - Lamb 271,116 2,396 102 6 < 1 771 915 4,190
Belyando Downs 1,772,127 4,926 1,688 5,506 580 23,224 35,924
Beucazon Hills 95,821 128 67 98 3,614 3,907
Bogie River Hills 1,054,731 3,573 2,895 57 259 292 588 27,974 35,638
Boomer Range 220,541 164 19 10 16 1,515 1,724
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14,217 8 291 14 11,059 25,589
Broken River 3,309,590 5,662 874 631 5,930 136 130,647 143,881
Buckland Basalts 281,306 2 2 116 1,048 1,167
Bulloo 619,042 10 18,731 110,365 3 5,496 134,604
Bulloo Dunefields 1,077,211 55 22,958 54 24,319 30 2,629 50,043
Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands 706,909 6,778 17,690 17 13 1,412 26,703 655 10,637 63,905
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 1,031,742 9,180 31,992 31 2,190 4,041 148 13,741 61,323
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 535,409 10,115 207 4 189 2,018 139 6,837 19,508
Byfield 128,140 17 163 2,710 < 1 3,443 6,333
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 1,329 25 2 676 56 2,017 4,104
Cape - Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 651 696 169 4,615 401 36,862 43,395
Cape River Hills 747,993 23,180 11 70 382 10 16,986 40,637
Cape York - Torres Strait 102,098 92 26,487 2 785 816 28,181
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 229 755 208 670 33 6,100 7,994
Central Downs 9,378,817 2,905 1,370 5,086 61 23,696 33,117
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 194 12 70,640 466 53,270 124,582
Clarke - Connors Ranges 631,989 1,683 71 < 1 86 6 5,074 6,920
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 917 90 321 544 26 9,788 11,686
Coastal Plains 288,595 5 62,138 23,029 350 85,522
Coen - Yambo Inlier 2,313,476 230 14,372 12 4 6,311 28,602 49,531
Coongie 5,724 41 53 884 978
Cooper - Diamantina Plains 3,437,773 70 76,962 7 995,493 35 70,353 1,142,919
Culgoa - Bokhara 420,325 25,821 9 107 1,932 453 7,678 36,000
Cuttaburra - Paroo 644,047 35 18,296 4 52,512 529 599 71,976
Daintree - Bloomfield 358,119 103 5,370 12 10 2,653 1 3,150 11,299
Dawson River Downs 982,807 4,870 145 665 2,698 794 5,741 14,913
Debella 81,531 4,131 4,012 < 1 218 58 1,914 10,334
Dieri 259,083 1 5,384 2,772 1,123 9,280
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 2,469 9,239 302 817 21,104 173 55,757 89,861
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,750 55 534 18 22,766 6 18,634 42,013
Dulacca Downs 162,442 398 157 10 17 104 685
Eastern Darling Downs 1,698,060 11,424 66 394 1,777 469 6,241 20,370
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 499 405 179 13,070 146 404 14,703
Flinders 435,263 244 38 177 7 6,451 6,916
Georgetown - Croydon 1,041,407 1,245 347 340 38 23,858 25,829
Georgina - Eyre Plains 1,212,759 4 21,571 < 1 318,732 18 52,216 392,542
Georgina Limestone 1,437,914 170 516 43 9,141 8,515 18,385
Gilberton Plateau 1,403,937 206 782 15 2,349 120 12,109 15,581
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 308 6,545 154 17,844 41 205,260 230,153
Great Sandy 362,412 90 10,641 3,069 15 39,151 12 1,272 54,249
Gympie Block 859,024 4,057 151 43 1,198 131 21,950 27,531
Herbert 222,189 611 14,597 2 16 7,069 759 10,495 33,549
Herberton - Wairuna 661,771 916 2,668 170 3,000 386 19,611 26,750
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 2,060 3,814 385 3 31,354 37,617
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau 2,208,468 268 149 47 14,524 210 49,555 64,752
Inglewood Sandstones 1,218,793 4,066 208 4 535 42 3,420 8,275
Innisfail 195,917 2,053 9,282 177 13 12,421 36 3,258 27,240
Isaac - Comet Downs 2,693,397 13,605 316 2,021 8,269 1,400 43,407 69,018
Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones 1,451,290 6 40,650 3,600 57,777 4,837 106,871
Jericho 1,486,926 518 104 2,466 42 11,318 14,448
Karumba Plains 1,070,737 45 483,176 1,230 17 25,865 67 6,768 517,168
Kidston 2,929,528 1,494 264 486 3,457 9 67,704 73,415
Kirrama - Hinchinbrook 283,165 1,474 682 < 1 465 1,598 4,220
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 625 177 747 64 35,988 37,602
Lake Pure 984,908 12 12,921 11 10,894 725 24,563
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 110 51 7,649 6,770 14,579
Laura Lowlands 1,791,536 108 9,080 124 16 35,349 14 18,907 63,598
Macalister 112,730 443 24 361 39 1,644 2,510
Macintyre - Weir Fan 291,967 9,829 197 621 3,030 814 8,922 23,413
Manifold 79,681 13 8,514 7 7,078 858 4,364 20,834
Marlborough Plains 1,216,837 10,597 125,280 954 593 609 8,693 37,554 17,679 201,960
McArthur 589,190 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 463 7,905 1,620 70 101,790 307 229,976 342,132
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve 689,472 3,444 0 136 354 176 1,603 5,713
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout 750,659 2,299 44 598 445 1,490 4,876
Moreton Basin 784,969 6,458 82 8 557 3,709 502 12,160 23,476
Mount Isa Inlier 4,641,852 5,899 1,763 73 108,384 116,119
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 4,392 96 131 2,472 722 250 7,260 15,322
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,398 4,088 71 2 11,738 15,899
Narrandool 16,500 393 7 400
Nebine Plains 1,207,796 64 2,066 74 66,697 1,755 591 71,247
Nebo - Connors Ranges 449,269 176 10 170 33 9,403 9,791
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 114 949 2 11,008 15,838 27,911
North Eastern Plains 660,369 266 516 55 1,126 397 11,054 13,414
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 5,874 399 1,143 1,025 71 26,784 35,297
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 101 1,560 < 1 86,982 14,928 103,572
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 162 22 97 3,865 4,145
Paluma - Seaview 233,751 249 < 1 37 1,568 1,855
Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,383 415 900 156 4,802 123 12,747 19,142
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 471,784 3,856 39,018 73 13 101 15,221 3,318 9,639 71,239
Scenic Rim 228,692 697 < 1 13 < 1 2,618 3,329
Simpson Desert 1,964,992 32,320 7,602 12 326 40,260
South Burnett 563,866 1,946 145 302 28 3,055 5,475
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 839 35 271 959 114 9,160 11,379
Southern Downs 4,264,666 3,975 72 1,214 3,110 650 28,993 38,014
Southern Great Barrier Reef 272 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 1,985 952 1,707 74 34,455 39,173
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 630 715 75 11,690 32 44,257 57,398
Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts 1,333,519 512 33 775 22,216 23,536
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,941 677 8 219 4 3,620 4,528
Starke Coastal Lowlands 513,912 228 19,403 1,686 9 11,310 43 8,456 41,136
Strzelecki Desert 402,443 66 39,695 25 2,733 51 49 42,619
Sturt Stony Desert 5,773,950 299 200,856 288 127,550 125 50,858 379,976
Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands 365,498 3,918 22,006 536 522 1,103 31,650 1,963 5,657 67,357
Tara Downs 511,339 1,116 190 759 83 394 2,543
Taroom Downs 652,005 1,100 430 332 2,111 201 7,184 11,358
Tenterfield Plateau 7,456 9 167 177
Thorntonia 779,074 30 8 14 39,633 39,686
Toko Plains 498,425 4,118 < 1 1,600 1,944 7,663
Townsville Plains 768,022 9,052 62,829 2,317 124 1,930 6,238 13,433 35,420 131,342
Tully 138,876 418 20,066 10 10 9,362 118 1,834 31,817
Undara - Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 421 1,128 184 52,133 475 27,463 81,804
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 354 180 233 133 955 1,855
Urisino Sandplains 860,249 30 70 1 7,533 84 1,103 8,822
Warrambool - Moonie 573,576 7,851 10 252 1,627 2,076 4,552 16,369
Warrego Plains 2,168,127 602 1,159 121 30,256 213 6,410 38,761
Weipa Plateau 2,875,674 1,328 70,067 151 59,025 248 12,291 143,111
Wellesley Islands 127,711 45 19,907 1,324 4 21,279
Weribone High 966,510 4,957 339 598 275 7,460 13,629
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 6,671 361 5,618 1,346 1,295 15,291
West Bulloo 2,852,104 487 100 52 14,071 291 18,735 33,737
West Warrego 4,220,623 198 675 100 14,134 177 27,934 43,217
Whitsunday 91,153 59 3,067 2 15 47 96 3,286
Woodenbong 2,846 3 3
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 648 206 158 180 12,069 93 85,077 98,432
Woorabinda 749,785 252 220 3,769 249 6,257 10,747
Wyarra Hills 397,935 238 135 303 37 5,881 6,594

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of biogeographic 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) Biogeographic subregion 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2017/biogeographic-subregion.html

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation