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World Heritage area 2013 wetland habitat extents

Definition of World Heritage area

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2013 wetland habitat extent by World Heritage area metadata
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World Heritage area Total area
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
INT01a INT01b INT02 LC07 LC08a LC08b PC02a PC02b PC02c PC02d PC04a PC04c PC04e PC05 XX99-P-C
Total 36,039,213 82 74,080 15,315 149 2,071 750 8,293 108 9,853 16 5,382 893 3 1,630 8 118,634
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh) 10,022 0
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 59,492 < 1 1 1
Great Barrier Reef 34,893,371 82 56,364 13,865 618 81 196 2 1,273 880 17 4 73,382
K'gari (Fraser Island) 181,838 3,498 559 2,071 750 4,612 28 8,505 44 20,066
Wet Tropics of Queensland 894,491 14,218 892 149 3,063 1,152 15 4,066 12 3 1,613 4 25,185

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

Wetland habitat code descriptions
INT01a Mangroves - Casuarina
INT01b Mangroves - other
INT02 Salt marsh and salt flats
LC07 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain rock lake
LC08a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (window) lake
LC08b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand (perched) lake
PC02a Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC02b Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain wet heath swamp
PC02c Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC02d Coastal and sub-coastal other non-floodplain swamp
PC04a Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree (Melaleuca and Eucalypt) swamp
PC04c Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, and herb swamp
PC04e Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp
PC05 Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp
XX99-P-C Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal


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 2013 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation