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Study area 2019 wetland system extents

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2019 wetland system extent by study area metadata
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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 natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 1,359,762 4,338 23,525 165 2,883 530 45,794 625 15,581 93,441
Cairns Urban 62,327 511 4,573 165 4 491 5 492 6,241
Great Sandy Strait 1,218,935 3,589 15,353 2,849 393 33,138 347 14,731 70,399
Pumicestone Passage 78,501 238 3,599 < 1 34 133 12,166 272 358 16,801

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 2019 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation