Forest maps

Below are the key maps from Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018.

Click here to access all of the maps from Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018.

Australia's forest extent and forest type

This map shows the extent and distribution of Australia's forests by forest type: Austr​alia's forest extent and forest type -PDF [3.6 MB].​

Australia's forest extent and forest tenure

This map shows the extent and distribution of Australia's forests by tenure: Australia's forest extent and forest tenure -PDF [3.6 MB]

Australia's native forest crown cover

This map shows the distribution of Australia's native forests by crown cover class (i.e. woodland, open, closed, or unknown): Australia's native forest crown cover -PDF [3.6 MB]

Australia's Regional Forest Agreement and related regions

This map shows the location of regions where forests are managed under a Regional Forest Agreement: Australia's Regional Forest Agreement and related regions -PDF [2.6 MB]

Australia's commercial plantations and National Plantation Inventory regions

This map shows the location of Australia's commercial hardwood and softwood plantations and the boundaries of National Plantation Inventory (NPI) regions: Australia's commercial plantations and National Plantation Inventory regions -PDF [1.4 MB]

Australia's Indigenous forest estate, by land ownership and management categories

This map shows the location of Australia's Indigenous forest estate, by land ownership and management categories. The  categories are: Indigenous owned and managed; Indigenous managed; Indigenous co-managed; having Other special rights. (Note: Indigenous is used here to refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people): Australia's Indigenous forest estate -PDF [2.3 MB]

Australia's forests in the National Reserve System, by IUCN protected area category

This map shows Australia's forests in the National Reserve System, by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) protected area category: Australia's forests by IUCN protected area category -PDF [2.5 MB]


The following selection of maps is from the Australian forest profiles 2016​:

Acacia native forest distribution

This map shows the distribution of the Acacia native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Acacia native forest, 2013 - PNG [0.2 MB]

Callitris native forest distribution

This map shows the distribution of the Callitris native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Callitris native forest, 2013 - PNG [0.2 MB]

Casuarina native forest distribution

This map shows the distribution of the Casuarina native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Casuarina native forest, 2013 - PNG [0.2 MB]

Eucalypt native forest distribution

This map shows the distribution of the Eucalypt native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Eucalypt native forest, 2013 - PNG [0.3 MB]

Mangrove native forest distribution

This map shows the distribution of the Mangrove native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Mangrove native forest, 2013 - PNG [0.2 MB]

Melaleuca native forest distribution

This map shows the distribution of the Melaleuca native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Melaleuca native forest, 2013 - PNG [0.2 MB]

Rainforest native forest distribution

This map shows the distribution of the Rainforest native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Rainforest​ native forest, 2013​ - PNG​ [0.2 MB]


 

​​The following map was prepared and published by ABARES:

Australia's forestry industry 2017

This map provides a detailed snapshot of the forestry industry, including the location of major wood processing facilities, native forest tenure, hardwood and softwood plantations, as well as roads and forestry ports: Australia's forestry industry 2017​


 

Last reviewed:
03 Sep 2019