Forest maps

​​​​​​​The following selection of maps is from Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2013:

Australia's forest extent and forest type

This map shows the extent and distribution of Australia's forests by forest type: Australia's forest extent and forest type - PDF [8 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 [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 MB]

Australia's Regional Forest Agreement regions

This map shows the location of regions where forests are managed under a Regional Forest Agreement: Australia's Regional Forest Agreement regions - PDF [1.6 MB]

Australia's industrial plantations and National Plantation Inventory regions

This map shows the location of Australia's industrial hardwood and softwood plantations and the boundaries of National Plantation Inventory (NPI) regions: Australia's industrial plantations and National Plantation Inventory regions - PDF [3.5 MB]

Australia's forests on Indigenous lands

This map shows Australia's forests on Indigenous lands. These are categorised as: 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 forests on Indigenous lands - PDF [3.5 MB]

Australia's forests by IUCN protected area classification

This map shows Australia's forests by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) protected area classification: Australia's forests by IUCN protected area classification - PDF [6 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:
22 Aug 2017