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DIWA nationally important wetland 2019 wetland habitat extents

Definition of DIWA nationally important wetland

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

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2019 wetland habitat extent by DIWA nationally important wetland metadata
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DIWA wetland Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by habitat Total
wetland area
(ha)
INT01a INT01b INT02 LA14 LA15 LA16b LA17 LC06 LC07 LC08a LC08b LC09 PA10 PA11a PA11b PA11c PA12a PA12b PA12c PA12d PA13 PC02a PC02b PC02c PC02d PC04a PC04c PC04d PC04e PC05 XX99-P-A XX99-P-C
Total 42,456,936 1,805 374,265 488,191 156,518 18,650 76 1,017 5,239 144 7,157 988 1,034 30,958 10,449 376,684 16,021 5,947 4,029 11,249 1,911 26 101,970 7,999 89,719 579 38,593 108,796 4,053 24 1,292 592 315 1,866,291
Abbot Point - Caley Valley 5,150 699 828 10 1 963 2,501
Alexandra Bay 862 599 25 33 1 31 5 694
Alexandra Palm Forest 146 32 111 142
Aramac Springs 399 11 2 13
Archer Bay Aggregation 29,931 4,639 4,279 272 14 955 385 126 10,670
Archer River Aggregation 149,816 79 103 3,187 2,570 440 16 6,395
Austral Limestone Aggregation 69,335 29 43 3,133 913 4,118
Balonne River Floodplain 23,982 6 57 1,911 82 2,056
Bambaroo Coastal Aggregation 5,356 2,054 1,433 246 111 13 50 29 3,937
Barrattas Channels Aggregation 7,118 22 56 289 367
Bingeringo Aggregation 2,765 24 2 26
Birdsville - Durrie Waterholes Aggregation 32,671 8,648 8,648
Birthday Creek 43 0
Blencoe Falls - Blencoe Creek 87 0
Bluebush Swamp 879 7 856 862
Boggomoss Springs 399 0
Bowen River: Birralee - Pelican Creek 1,342 0
Bowling Green Bay 31,124 10,126 2,832 6 88 120 122 13,294
Bribie Island 10,397 73 411 329 34 2,286 522 151 2,693 6,500
Broad Sound 211,765 21,535 19,349 206 25 46 386 24,468 < 1 66,015
Broken River, Urannah Creek and Massey Creek Aggregation 6,046 0
Bromfield Swamp 63 4 58 61
Buffalo Lake Aggregation 1,911 45 979 342 1,366
Bull Lake 27 27 27
Bulloo Lake 83,254 16,829 21 9 11,657 14 204 28,733
Burdekin-Bowen Junction and Blue Valley Weir Aggregation 3,653 13 13
Burdekin Delta 32,453 9,108 920 54 40 3,312 < 1 13,435
Burdekin - Townsville Coastal Aggregation 113,947 3,931 3,093 557 16 352 10 63 8,112 < 1 16,134
Burrum Coast 15,140 73 726 591 324 926 216 15 103 2,973
Bustard Bay Wetlands 21,861 116 2,429 1,681 528 176 35 21 4,986
Cairncross Reef Complex 238 0
Cape Flattery Dune Lakes 44,018 375 353 1,511 1,034 2,805 6,079
Cape Grenville Area 7,311 592 650 140 141 1,523
Cape Melville - Bathurst Bay 5,456 436 442 112 2 992
Carbrook Wetlands Aggregation 354 20 5 7 256 3 292
Cauckingburra Swamp 782 563 563
Clack Reef Complex 1,228 54 54
Coalstoun Lakes 26 5 5
Colosseum Inlet - Rodds Bay 24,313 166 5,633 2,200 1 56 8,055
Conondale Range Aggregation 1,985 0
Coolum Creek and Lower Maroochy River 2,140 45 250 15 392 397 41 231 74 2 1,446
Cooper Creek Overflow Swamps - Windorah 124,893 4 78,888 1 8 37 78,937
Cooper Creek Swamps - Nappa Merrie 106,384 82 38,858 91 39,030
Cooper Creek - Wilson River Junction 63,961 215 41,539 768 201 42,723
Corio Bay Wetlands 6,914 2,160 484 133 40 577 333 15 3,741
Cowley Area 8,379 2,720 64 1,718 503 21 378 2 26 5,431
Dalrymple and Blackfellow Creeks 878 0
Deepwater Creek 6,573 < 1 114 9 325 198 2 1,265 21 207 2,142
Diamantina Lakes Area 393 247 247
Diamantina Overflow Swamp - Durrie Station 29,217 28,357 28,357
Dismal Swamp - Water Park Creek 11,694 1 180 511 114 806
Doongmabulla Springs 400 26 26
Dorunda Lakes Area 6,805 75 99 56 230
Edgecumbe Bay 4,581 2,204 904 3 25 3,136
Edmund Kennedy Wetlands 11,033 3,215 39 1,081 400 1 1,705 2 52 6,495
Elizabeth Springs 399 58 58
Ella Bay Swamp 1,310 50 < 1 2 918 33 1,004
Eubenangee - Alice River 1,993 1,113 257 19 17 66 1,471
Eulo Artesian Springs Supergroup 6,906 93 33 75 201
Eungella Dam 797 0
Fairbairn Dam 15,406 0
Fitzroy River Delta 70,210 10,919 1,208 10 10 34 901 4,777 17,858
Fitzroy River Floodplain 19,485 380 300 1,349 825 5 2,859
Forsyth Island Wetlands 6,387 30 47 78
Four Mile Beach 7,159 1,026 140 9 < 1 4 1,179
Fraser Island 163,422 766 301 2,071 750 4,468 28 8,420 9 16,812
Georgina River - King Creek Floodout 138,398 69,412 2 69,414
Granite Creek 2,806 0
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 34,108,863 4,412 289 2 162 68 2 64 6 1 5,005
Great Basalt Wall 100,272 492 12 458 38 691 4,349 44 6,083
Great Sandy Strait 92,000 382 12,954 3,906 911 1,356 275 989 18 39 20,830
Greenbank Army Training Area C 4,129 117 3 120
Gregory River 26,630 15 4 19
Harmer Creek - Shelburne Bay Aggregation 31,293 1,474 1,119 2,240 21 404 23 5,281
Haughton Balancing Storage Aggregation 213 0
Hedlow Wetlands 11,093 63 46 136 1 2,362 161 2,769
Herbert River Floodplain 44,523 5,085 1,082 801 146 68 740 3,907 4 5 10 11,847
Herbert River Gorge 21,542 0
Hilda Creek Headwater 6 0
Hinchinbrook Channel 30,717 13,759 1,101 73 148 4 15,085
Innisfail Area 1,221 9 256 89 3 358
Innot Hot Springs 78 0
Island Head Creek - Port Clinton Area 27,033 5,080 498 1,826 327 113 28 7,872
Iwasaki Wetlands 646 1 92 1 493 5 593
Jardine River Wetlands Aggregation 81,764 3,342 1,528 1,803 14,395 225 21,294
Jerona Aggregation 2,371 2 7 142 151
Junction of the Bogie River and Kirknie Creek Aggregation 56 0
Karawatha Forest Park 271 2 41 43
Kurrimine Area 755 384 5 3 2 35 429
Lake Barrine 100 97 97
Lake Broadwater 215 203 6 209
Lake Buchanan 23,212 12,892 7,823 90 20,805
Lake Bullawarra 1,286 577 334 910
Lake Constance 1,843 < 1 200 4 2 206
Lake Coombabah 1,959 92 460 74 20 20 475 < 1 1,140
Lake Cuddapan 1,705 1,506 < 1 1,506
Lake Dalrymple 30,594 11 12 23
Lake Dartmouth Area 7,040 < 1 4,011 36 4,048
Lake Eacham 43 40 40
Lake Elphinstone 300 292 2 294
Lake Galilee 25,789 5,249 16,675 674 22,599
Lake Julius 1,936 1,017 1,017
Lake Lucy Wetlands 1,079 46 29 245 321
Lake Mipia Area 69,712 26,227 1,176 34,760 62,163
Lake Moondarra 1,742 0
Lake Nuga Nuga 2,070 1,892 1,892
Lake Numalla Aggregation 10,715 3,060 1,315 27 566 47 151 5,167
Lake Phillipi 16,083 14,055 14,055
Lake Torquinie Area 15,235 5,154 < 1 3,234 2 8,391
Lake Weyba 2,701 13 3 177 535 129 104 10 43 1,015
Lake Wombah-Kungie Lake Group 6,878 110 281 391
Lake Wyara 6,015 4,807 744 5,550
Lake Yamma Yamma 86,614 62,620 5,023 12,658 1,124 16 84 81,524
Lakes Bindegolly and Toomaroo 9,667 2,894 2,411 4 180 5,489
Laura Sandstone 1,089 0
Lawn Hill Gorge 1,133 0
Licuala Palm Forest 233 159 159
Lignum Swamp 283 283 283
Lloyd Bay 15,685 7,079 564 12 5 7,660
Lower Daintree River 5,266 2,195 7 253 12 366 84 2,917
Lower Mooloolah River 1,410 10 46 4 3 84 50 5 311 402 915
Macaroni Swamp 258 40 40
Marina Plains - Lakefield Aggregation 391,704 881 241 5,030 6,997 2,206 3,220 18,576
Marless Lagoon Aggregation 166,948 2,689 4,251 17 4 6,962
Minnamoolka Area 589 < 1 < 1 4 5
Missionary Bay 11,072 4,215 116 53 18 4,402
Mitchell River Fan Aggregation 715,168 155 629 4,094 37 2,285 16,438 23,637
Mitchell Swamp 7,067 0
Moonda Lake - Shallow Lake Aggregation 14,748 8,721 131 2 128 1,727 10,709
Moreton Bay 245,366 376 8,061 1,542 161 14 705 1 892 296 < 1 27 12,074
Mulligan River - Wheeler Creek Junction 17,004 2,776 286 236 9 24 3,330
Muncoonie Lakes Area 88,715 5,535 370 2,376 58,988 1 686 28 67,985
"Murrawondah" Lakes 6,916 649 649
Musselbrook Creek Aggregation 45,114 950 9 1,053 2,012
"Myola"-"Mulga Downs" Salt Lake and Claypans 6,873 1,462 36 1 1,499
Nandroya Falls 19 0
Newcastle Bay - Escape River Estuarine Complex 42,324 19,534 1,302 50 4,843 102 135 25,967
Nicholson Delta Aggregation 63,646 241 2,576 197 128 136 8 5 137 813 4,240
Noosa River Wetlands 9,916 116 332 28 209 539 1,215 226 860 63 3,589
Nooyeah Downs Swamps Aggregation 5,876 2 2
North Stradbroke Island 27,424 3 866 81 87 225 1,251 776 2,475 9 5,773
Northeast Curtis Island 9,541 < 1 1,889 3,887 1 149 5,927
Northeast Karumba Plain Aggregation 182,543 6,298 27,213 4,652 248 7,313 1,094 3,559 50,379
Northern Holroyd Plain Aggregation 1,114,827 885 682 52,577 3,687 422 6,237 64,490
Obi Obi Creek 357 0
"Old Bando" Swamp 6,959 48 788 837
Olive River 17,602 449 19 302 128 828 409 740 2,876
Orford Bay - Sharp Point Dunefield Aggregation 17,078 431 22 200 11 2,732 2 3,399
Palm Tree and Robinson Creeks 50,223 1,821 103 11 927 28 2,890
Paroo River Waterholes ("Caiwarro" Area) 6,877 < 1 251 330 18 600
Pine River and Hayes Inlet 2,414 50 1,080 283 97 41 1,550
Poison Lake 785 2 2
Port Curtis 31,232 8 2,577 2,378 7 2 8 4,980
Port Musgrave Aggregation 52,711 20,256 1,102 77 1,621 6 23,062
Port of Cairns and Trinity Inlet 6,410 3,724 217 43 14 < 1 3,999
Princess Charlotte Bay Marine Area 87,678 7,544 20,653 231 218 94 3,213 31,953
Proserpine - Goorganga Plain 16,849 4,456 1,230 289 2,478 1,071 2,793 12,316
Pumicestone Passage 6,692 151 1,195 339 < 1 4 128 < 1 1,817
Quilpie (Bulloo River Floodplain) Waterholes 7,014 0
RAAF Townsville 137 < 1 113 113
Rollston River and Molly Darling Creek Aggregation 2,801 0
Ross River Reservoir 2,784 < 1 < 1
Russell River 2,294 538 3 30 178 4 441 1,193
Russell River Rapids 235 0
Sand Bay 10,192 2,180 303 3 79 1 45 2,611
Sandringham Bay - Bakers Creek Aggregation 7,367 2,005 238 63 93 57 23 2,479
Sarina Inlet - Ince Bay Aggregation 27,934 6,700 3,583 247 552 549 11,630
Scartwater Aggregation 332 23 23
Shoalwater Bay 122,561 15,333 2,714 449 81 6 213 18,796
Shoalwater Bay Training Area Overview C 270,451 365 328 1,237 51 5 7 720 2,713
Silver Plains - Nesbitt River Aggregation 44,807 2,729 5,306 46 403 633 9,115
Skardon River - Cotterell River Aggregation 63,222 7,829 2,044 1,077 8,922 19,872
Smithburne - Gilbert Fan Aggregation 250,505 905 2,572 2,423 1,273 3,980 11,153
Somerset Dunefield Aggregation 7,940 38 15 151 32 992 517 1,745
Southeast Karumba Plain Aggregation 336,221 18,255 66,127 59 1,227 453 12,849 98,970
Southern Gulf Aggregation 545,577 69,157 274,144 76 9 179 1,074 179 6 955 68 3,835 349,683
Southern Upstart Bay 11,029 2,870 170 7 728 3,776
Spring Tower Complex 75 0
St Helens Bay Area 16,056 4,805 721 29 6 5,562
Stranded Fish Lake 68 62 62
Sunday Creek Broad-leaved Paperbark Site 39 6 6
Temple Bay 4,395 2,604 582 6 3,192
The Gums Lagoon 343 63 63
The Jack Lakes Aggregation 35,018 469 365 466 220 1,519
The Narrows 20,903 7 6,551 2,563 9,121
The Serpentine Aggregation 347 1 280 281
Thorntonia Aggregation 298,629 0
Toko Gorge and Waterhole 243 0
Tully River - Murray River Floodplains 39,171 21 4 401 36 2 2,063 286 112 < 1 284 3,210
Turkey Mound Spring and Iron Pot Spring Aggregation 26 0
Undara Lava Tubes 1,254 0
Upper Coomera River 1,348 0
Upper Pumicestone Coastal Plain 2,606 87 421 124 213 5 2 554 21 287 1,712
Valley of Lagoons 3,645 420 61 303 185 969
Violet Vale 1,895 29 29
Wairuna Lake 152 151 151
Walters Plains Lake 1,549 20 < 1 21
Warrego River Distributary System 6,886 0
Warrego River Waterholes (Charleville-Wyandra 6,983 0
Wentworth Aggregation 82,306 892 8,279 30 799 1,053 249 1,105 12,406
West Mulgrave Falls 7 0
Why Not Aggregation 3 0
Wide Bay Military Training Area C 19,617 14 112 479 814 522 13 296 7 1,329 3,585
Wongaloo Fans Aggregation 128 8 2 41 7 58
Wongaloo Swamps Aggregation 1,510 12 336 240 < 1 174 763
Wyandra-Cunnamulla Claypans Aggregation 6,953 0
Wyvuri Swamp 1,492 33 < 1 59 < 1 924 14 14 1,045
Yeppoon - Keppel Sands Tidal Wetlands 10,144 1,681 309 149 211 12 2,362
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.

Wetland habitat code descriptions
INT01a Mangroves - Casuarina
INT01b Mangroves - other
INT02 Salt marsh and salt flats
LA14 Arid and semi-arid saline lake
LA15 Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake
LA16b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain clay plan lake
LA17 Arid and semi-arid permanently inundated lake
LC06 Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain lake
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
LC09 Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain soil lake
PA10 Arid and semi-arid saline swamp
PA11a Arid and semi-arid floodplain tree swamp
PA11b Arid and semi-arid floodplain shrub swamp
PA11c Arid and semi-arid floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12a Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain tree swamp
PA12b Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain shrub swamp
PA12c Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain grass, sedge and herb swamp
PA12d Arid and semi-arid other non-floodplain swamp
PA13 Arid and semi-arid Great Artesian Basin fed spring swamp
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
PC04d Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain wet heath swamp
PC04e Coastal and sub-coastal other floodplain swamp
PC05 Coastal and sub-coastal tree (palm) swamp
XX99-P-A Unknown - Swamp - Arid and semi-arid
XX99-P-C Unknown - Swamp - Coastal and sub-coastal

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 2019 wetland habitat extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-habitat/diwa-wetland.html

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