Forest maps

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Key maps from Australia's State of the Forests Report 2018

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]

 Forest burnt in Australia, by number of fires, 2011–12 to 2015–16

 This map shows the distribution of burnt forest in Australia by the number of times each hectare was burnt in the period: Forest burnt in Australia, by number of fires, 2011–12 to 2015–16 -PDF [2.1MB].

 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]

Native forest type maps from the Australian forest profiles 2019

The following selection of maps is from the Australian forest profiles 2019​:

 Acacia native forest distribution

 This map shows the distribution of the Acacia native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Acacia native forest, 2018 - PNG [2.2 MB]

 

 Callitris native forest distribution

 This map shows the distribution of the Callitris native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Callitris native forest, 2018 - PNG [1.9 MB]

 

 Casuarina native forest distribution

 This map shows the distribution of the Casuarina native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Casuarina native forest, 2018 - PNG [1.9 MB]

 

 Eucalypt native forest distribution

 This map shows the distribution of the Eucalypt native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Eucalypt native forest, 2018 - PNG [3.2 MB]

 

 Mangrove native forest distribution

 This map shows the distribution of the Mangrove native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Mangrove native forest, 2018 - PNG [1.8 MB]

 

 Melaleuca native forest distribution

 This map shows the distribution of the Melaleuca native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Melaleuca native forest, 2018 - PNG [2.0 MB]

 

 Rainforest native forest distribution

 This map shows the distribution of the Rainforest native forest type across Australia: Distribution of Rainforest native forest, 2018 - PNG​ [2.0 MB]

 

Maps of fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016

 Forest burnt in Australia, by number of fires, 2011–12 to 2015–16

 This map shows the distribution of burnt forest in Australia, by the number of times each hectare was burnt in the period 2011–12 to 2015–16 -PDF [2.1MB], PNG [1.0 MB].

 Distribution of fire in forest by number of times burnt in the period 2011–12 to 2015–16

 This map shows the distribution of burnt forest in areas of northern and southern Australia, by the number of times each hectare was burnt in the period 2011–12 to 2015–16 -PDF [1.3MB], PNG [1.3 MB].

 Forest burnt, by planned or unplanned fire, 2011–12 to 2015–16

 This map shows the distribution of burnt forest in Australia, by planned, unplanned, or both planned and unplanned fire in the period 2011–12 to 2015–16 -PDF [2.4 MB]PNG [1.1 MB]

Australia's forestry industry map

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​ - PDF [12.1 MB] and higher resolution version PDF [36.6 MB].

Forests in northern Australia maps

The following maps of forests in northern Australia were prepared in 2019 by ABARES for an analysis by the CRC for Developing Northern Australia. The extent of northern Australia in this analysis includes Western Australia and Queensland north of the Tropic of Capricorn and the entire Northern Territory.

 Forests in northern Australia, by forest type

 This map shows the distribution of forests in northern Australia, by forest type: Forests in northern Australia, by forest type - PNG [1.4 MB]

 Forests in northern Australia, by forest subtype

 This map shows the distribution of forests in northern Australia, by forest subtype: Forests in northern Australia, by forest subtype - PNG [1.7 MB]

 Forests in northern Australia, by forest tenure

 This map shows the distribution of forests in northern Australia, by forest tenure: Forests in northern Australia, by forest tenure - PNG [1.3 MB]

 The Indigenous forest estate, by land ownership and management category for northern Australia

 This map shows the distribution of the Indigenous forest estate, by land ownership and management category for northern Australia: The Indigenous forest estate, by land ownership and management category for northern Australia - PNG [1.2 MB]

 Native forest available and suitable for commercial wood production in northern Australia

 This map shows the distribution of native forest available and suitable for commercial wood production in northern Australia: Native forest available and suitable for commercial wood production in northern Australia - PNG [1.3 MB]

 National Plantation Inventory regions of northern Australia

 This map shows the location of National Plantation Inventory regions in northern Australia: National Plantation Inventory regions of northern Australia - PNG [1.0 MB]

Last reviewed: 27 May 2020