​​​​​Latest data releases

Forests of Northern Australia maps

Released 30 April 2020

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia has released maps of forests in northern Australia prepared by ABARES within its report, Northern forestry and forest products situational analysis. The extent of northern Australia in this analysis includes Western Australia and Queensland north of the Tropic of Capricorn and the entire Northern Territory.


Australia’s native forest – data visualisation

Released 28 April 2020

The aim of this product is to provide users with greater access to Australia's native forest types by state or territory, tenure, crown cover, height and Indigenous ownership and management category. This visualisation brings together data from the three national datasets used to prepare Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018 and the Australian forest profiles series. These datasets are Forests of Australia, Tenure of Australia's forests, and Australia's Indigenous forest estate.

Forest fire area data for the 2019-20 summer bushfire season in southern and eastern Australia

Released 7 April 2020

During the 2019–20 bushfire season, the southern and eastern parts of the Australia have experienced multiple large-scale and intense fires. The Forest fire area data for the 2019-20 summer bushfire season in southern and eastern Australia dataset is a set of tables that show the area of Australia’s forests burnt during this bushfire season in southern and eastern Australia, by jurisdiction, forest category and forest tenure.

New product now available - MDB water market dataset

Released 27 March 2020

The MDB water market dataset is a new product that provides information on water availability, market outcomes, irrigation activity, climatic conditions and commodity prices for a consistent set of catchment regions in the Murray-Darling Basin.

​Data sets​

Find data sets from our key research areas.

Improving agricultural statistics

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is committed to delivering accurate, timely and reliable analysis and data about Australian agriculture. As the department’s research arm, ABARES is working with the​ Australian Bureau of Statistics to modernise the agricultural statistics system. Modernisation will ensure the long term sustainability of the system by reducing survey burden, particularly for farmers, reducing data collection costs and improving the quality of statistics.

For more information on the modernisation process and latest news, visit the Improving agricultural statistics​ webpage.

Australian Agricultural Census 2015-16 visualisations

This series of visualisations is based on the most recent agricultural census data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for 2015-16.

The visualisations are designed to​ showcase the Agricultural Census data in a simple and intuitive way – as maps and charts with a focus on national, state and regional summaries for:


AgSurf – data on agricultural industries

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Looking for data on agricultural industries? Our online tool allows you to select information from broadacre and dairy databases, drilling down to key information groups, such as socio-economic group, population and financial performance.

Beef, lamb and sheep industries data

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Want to know about meat and livestock farms? ABARES farm survey data on the beef, slaughter lambs and sheep industries is available.

Australian Natural Resources Data Library

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Find and download data on a variety of natural resource subjects from our products library.

Software downloads

MCAS-S – spatial decision support software

Download Multi-Criteria Analysis Shell for Spatial Decision Support Version 3.1 to analyse and compare complex spatial information.

Start using MCAS-S by downloading the Australian national map layers or the MCAS-S data portal.

Last reviewed: 12 May 2020
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