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DIWA nationally important wetland pre-clear wetland system extents

Definition of DIWA nationally important wetland

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DIWA wetland Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) lacustrine (natural) palustrine (natural) riverine
Total 42,456,936 975,961 194,534 801,833 204,570 2,176,898
Abbot Point - Caley Valley 5,150 3,586 65 22 3,673
Alexandra Bay 862 624 70 14 708
Alexandra Palm Forest 146 2 144 146
Aramac Springs 399 13 13
Archer Bay Aggregation 29,931 8,962 1,767 434 11,162
Archer River Aggregation 149,816 181 6,379 3,212 9,772
Austral Limestone Aggregation 69,335 4,055 6 4,060
Balonne River Floodplain 23,982 1,820 2,254 4,074
Bambaroo Coastal Aggregation 5,356 3,597 456 153 4,206
Barrattas Channels Aggregation 7,118 22 371 1,028 1,421
Bingeringo Aggregation 2,765 26 518 544
Birdsville - Durrie Waterholes Aggregation 32,671 8,704 6,750 15,454
Birthday Creek 43 0
Blencoe Falls - Blencoe Creek 87 57 57
Bluebush Swamp 879 862 862
Boggomoss Springs 399 47 47
Bowen River: Birralee - Pelican Creek 1,342 916 916
Bowling Green Bay 31,124 23,149 248 20 23,417
Bribie Island 10,397 823 34 6,095 < 1 6,953
Broad Sound 211,765 82,243 950 102 83,295
Broken River, Urannah Creek and Massey Creek Aggregation 6,046 4,095 4,095
Bromfield Swamp 63 4 59 62
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 2,314 2,314
Burdekin Delta 32,453 13,977 1,342 2,009 17,327
Burdekin - Townsville Coastal Aggregation 113,947 17,141 157 4,739 436 22,473
Burrum Coast 15,140 1,424 1,708 3,132
Bustard Bay Wetlands 21,861 4,227 761 4,987
Cairncross Reef Complex 238 0
Cape Flattery Dune Lakes 44,018 729 1,552 4,033 18 6,331
Cape Grenville Area 7,311 1,250 143 177 1,570
Cape Melville - Bathurst Bay 5,456 879 114 45 1,038
Carbrook Wetlands Aggregation 354 33 286 319
Cauckingburra Swamp 782 563 563
Clack Reef Complex 1,228 55 55
Coalstoun Lakes 26 5 5
Colosseum Inlet - Rodds Bay 24,313 8,018 57 8,075
Conondale Range Aggregation 1,985 0
Coolum Creek and Lower Maroochy River 2,140 317 1,180 4 1,502
Cooper Creek Overflow Swamps - Windorah 124,893 78,940 337 79,277
Cooper Creek Swamps - Nappa Merrie 106,384 82 38,952 1,547 40,581
Cooper Creek - Wilson River Junction 63,961 215 42,532 503 43,250
Corio Bay Wetlands 6,914 3,143 594 3 3,740
Cowley Area 8,379 2,895 2,659 11 5,565
Dalrymple and Blackfellow Creeks 878 28 28
Deepwater Creek 6,573 126 2,019 39 2,185
Diamantina Lakes Area 393 247 43 290
Diamantina Overflow Swamp - Durrie Station 29,217 28,358 39 28,397
Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek 11,694 1 810 3,064 3,875
Doongmabulla Springs 400 21 89 110
Dorunda Lakes Area 6,805 16 235 1,165 1,416
Edgecumbe Bay 4,581 3,139 3 < 1 3,142
Edmund Kennedy Wetlands 11,033 3,322 3,456 153 6,931
Elizabeth Springs 399 58 16 74
Ella Bay Swamp 1,310 52 953 1,005
Eubenangee - Alice River 1,993 1,661 9 1,671
Eulo Artesian Springs Supergroup 6,906 201 18 219
Eungella Dam 797 0
Fairbairn Dam 15,406 64 64
Fitzroy River Delta 70,210 37,586 2,113 26 39,725
Fitzroy River Floodplain 19,485 379 1,990 1,569 3,938
Forsyth Island Wetlands 6,387 78 78
Four Mile Beach 7,159 1,165 13 < 1 1,178
Fraser Island 163,422 1,056 2,821 13,034 1 16,912
Georgina River - King Creek Floodout 138,398 69,414 1,500 70,914
Granite Creek 2,806 168 168
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 34,108,863 5,001 3 350 76 5,431
Great Basalt Wall 100,272 546 5,613 2,600 8,760
Great Sandy Strait 92,000 17,342 4,272 < 1 21,616
Greenbank Army Training Area C 4,129 122 122
Gregory River 26,630 15 6,297 6,312
Harmer Creek - Shelburne Bay Aggregation 31,293 2,594 2,292 468 42 5,395
Haughton Balancing Storage Aggregation 213 0
Hedlow Wetlands 11,093 108 5,048 133 5,289
Herbert River Floodplain 44,523 7,181 10,975 4,321 22,477
Herbert River Gorge 21,542 1,718 1,718
Hilda Creek Headwater 6 0
Hinchinbrook Channel 30,717 14,969 233 50 15,252
Innisfail Area 1,221 896 67 963
Innot Hot Springs 78 15 15
Island Head Creek - Port Clinton Area 27,033 5,592 2,295 < 1 7,887
Iwasaki Wetlands 646 464 127 591
Jardine River Wetlands Aggregation 81,764 4,870 16,606 682 22,158
Jerona Aggregation 2,371 113 161 405 679
Junction of the Bogie River and Kirknie Creek Aggregation 56 46 46
Karawatha Forest Park 271 44 44
Kurrimine Area 755 397 55 4 456
Lake Barrine 100 97 97
Lake Broadwater 215 203 10 213
Lake Buchanan 23,212 12,892 7,913 20,805
Lake Bullawarra 1,286 577 333 5 915
Lake Constance 1,843 < 1 208 132 340
Lake Coombabah 1,959 669 615 1,285
Lake Cuddapan 1,705 1,506 < 1 1,506
Lake Dalrymple 30,594 11 148 3,527 3,686
Lake Dartmouth Area 7,040 4,048 10 4,058
Lake Eacham 43 40 40
Lake Elphinstone 300 295 3 298
Lake Galilee 25,789 5,249 17,718 22,968
Lake Julius 1,936 901 901
Lake Lucy Wetlands 1,079 328 17 345
Lake Mipia Area 69,712 26,227 35,936 534 62,697
Lake Moondarra 1,742 20 20
Lake Nuga Nuga 2,070 1,942 1,942
Lake Numalla Aggregation 10,715 3,061 2,119 5,180
Lake Phillipi 16,083 14,055 14,055
Lake Torquinie Area 15,235 5,154 3,238 218 8,610
Lake Weyba 2,701 17 1,075 1,092
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 2,597 5,491
Laura Sandstone 1,089 5 5
Lawn Hill Gorge 1,133 106 106
Licuala Palm Forest 233 162 162
Lignum Swamp 283 283 283
Lloyd Bay 15,685 7,643 27 509 8,179
Lower Daintree River 5,266 2,218 879 332 3,428
Lower Mooloolah River 1,410 64 3 868 157 1,091
Macaroni Swamp 258 40 40
Marina Plains - Lakefield Aggregation 391,704 1,125 75 17,558 7,288 26,045
Marless Lagoon Aggregation 166,948 6,976 163 7,140
Minnamoolka Area 589 577 5 582
Missionary Bay 11,072 4,330 72 16 4,418
Mitchell River Fan Aggregation 715,168 785 952 24,447 52,328 78,512
Mitchell Swamp 7,067 0
Moonda Lake - Shallow Lake Aggregation 14,748 8,722 1,989 10,711
Moreton Bay 245,366 10,256 175 2,008 12,439
Mulligan River - Wheeler Creek Junction 17,004 2,776 555 407 3,737
Muncoonie Lakes Area 88,715 5,535 62,459 2,934 70,929
"Murrawondah" Lakes 6,916 281 658 939
Musselbrook Creek Aggregation 45,114 2,038 774 2,812
"Myola"-"Mulga Downs" Salt Lake and Claypans 6,873 1,445 38 1,483
Nandroya Falls 19 0
Newcastle Bay - Escape River Estuarine Complex 42,324 20,828 16 5,560 90 26,494
Nicholson Delta Aggregation 63,646 2,926 1,445 1,912 6,283
Noosa River Wetlands 9,916 493 209 2,970 73 3,745
Nooyeah Downs Swamps Aggregation 5,876 2 2
North Stradbroke Island 27,424 959 313 4,552 5,824
Northeast Curtis Island 9,541 5,783 150 5,933
Northeast Karumba Plain Aggregation 182,543 34,175 16,944 154 51,274
Northern Holroyd Plain Aggregation 1,114,827 1,571 63,984 6,738 72,293
Obi Obi Creek 357 39 39
"Old Bando" Swamp 6,959 848 848
Olive River 17,602 471 304 2,143 273 3,191
Orford Bay - Sharp Point Dunefield Aggregation 17,078 455 265 2,745 < 1 3,466
Palm Tree and Robinson Creeks 50,223 1,912 1,301 19 3,232
Paroo River Waterholes ("Caiwarro" Area) 6,877 570 53 624
Pine River and Hayes Inlet 2,414 1,446 144 1,590
Poison Lake 785 747 2 749
Port Curtis 31,232 6,842 9 6,851
Port Musgrave Aggregation 52,711 21,357 1,723 589 23,669
Port of Cairns and Trinity Inlet 6,410 4,162 88 9 4,259
Princess Charlotte Bay Marine Area 87,678 28,259 3,872 27 32,158
Proserpine - Goorganga Plain 16,849 5,935 6,864 26 12,825
Pumicestone Passage 6,692 1,722 < 1 218 4 1,945
Quilpie (Bulloo River Floodplain) Waterholes 7,014 76 76
RAAF Townsville 137 33 84 117
Rollston River and Molly Darling Creek Aggregation 2,801 1,370 1,370
Ross River Reservoir 2,784 476 476
Russell River 2,294 544 785 45 1,373
Russell River Rapids 235 71 71
Sand Bay 10,192 2,558 52 < 1 2,610
Sandringham Bay - Bakers Creek Aggregation 7,367 2,255 308 1 2,565
Sarina Inlet - Ince Bay Aggregation 27,934 10,537 1,452 3 11,992
Scartwater Aggregation 332 23 230 253
Shoalwater Bay 122,561 18,077 753 211 19,041
Shoalwater Bay Training Area Overview C 270,451 696 2,036 6,889 9,620
Silver Plains - Nesbitt River Aggregation 44,807 8,062 46 960 3,002 12,070
Skardon River - Cotterell River Aggregation 63,222 9,890 10,139 147 20,176
Smithburne - Gilbert Fan Aggregation 250,505 3,489 156 8,114 37,254 49,013
Somerset Dunefield Aggregation 7,940 53 155 1,543 205 1,955
Southeast Karumba Plain Aggregation 336,221 84,727 31 16,125 2,765 103,647
Southern Gulf Aggregation 545,577 343,926 708 6,347 1,690 352,672
Southern Upstart Bay 11,029 7,353 663 26 8,042
Spring Tower Complex 75 0
St Helens Bay Area 16,056 5,516 92 3 5,611
Stranded Fish Lake 68 62 62
Sunday Creek Broad-leaved Paperbark Site 39 6 < 1 6
Temple Bay 4,395 3,188 11 21 3,220
The Gums Lagoon 343 63 63
The Jack Lakes Aggregation 35,018 1,523 1,285 2,808
The Narrows 20,903 12,220 20 12,240
The Serpentine Aggregation 347 243 6 249
Thorntonia Aggregation 298,629 12,986 12,986
Toko Gorge and Waterhole 243 214 214
Tully River - Murray River Floodplains 39,171 22 11 12,066 1,063 13,160
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 2,606 652 1,144 14 1,809
Valley of Lagoons 3,645 979 275 1,254
Violet Vale 1,895 29 28 57
Wairuna Lake 152 151 < 1 152
Walters Plains Lake 1,549 1,299 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 3,246 2,332 14,784
West Mulgrave Falls 7 0
Why Not Aggregation 3 < 1 < 1
Wide Bay Military Training Area C 19,617 605 2,986 3,591
Wongaloo Fans Aggregation 128 33 41 27 101
Wongaloo Swamps Aggregation 1,510 1,440 42 1,483
Wyandra-Cunnamulla Claypans Aggregation 6,953 0
Wyvuri Swamp 1,492 42 1,208 1,251
Yeppoon - Keppel Sands Tidal Wetlands 10,144 3,930 209 4,139
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 pre-clear wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-pre-clear/diwa-wetland.html

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