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World Heritage area 2019 wetland system extents

Definition of World Heritage area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2019 wetland system extent by World Heritage area metadata
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World Heritage 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 36,039,213 3,237 100,008 95 2,986 50 25,560 741 8,056 140,733
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh) 10,022 313 313
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 59,492 < 1 1 192 193
Great Barrier Reef 34,893,371 1,118 80,796 95 16 48 2,375 741 2,637 87,826
K'gari (Fraser Island) 181,838 4,057 2,821 13,189 1 20,067
Wet Tropics of Queensland 894,491 2,119 15,156 149 2 9,995 4,912 32,333

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of World Heritage 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) World Heritage area 2019 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation