Forest tools

​​​​​The following sites provide access to online mapping tools, datasets and applications that are relevant to the forest and vegetation sectors and are available to the general public.

Multi-Criteria Analysis Shell for Spatial Decision Support (MCAS-S)

MCAS-S is a tool to view and combine mapped information that can inform spatial decision making and help with stakeholder engagement. MCAS-S is free, powerful, and easy to use. 

Land Use Mapping For Australia

Shows national and catchment-scale land use for Australia including links to view maps and datasets.

​National Indigenous Forestry Strategy (NIFS)

Enables users to produce forest-related maps based on Indigenous areas of Australia.

Interactive Maps – Victoria

MapShareVic – Forest Explorer: An interactive map generator that allows users to explore a range of forest related map themes for Victoria.

Digital Vegetation Map of Tasmania (TASVE​G)​

TASVEG is a comprehensive digital map of Tasmania's vegetation. The map depicts the extent of more than 150 vegetation communities, including eucalypt forest, rainforest and non-forest communities.

Integrated Vegetation Cover

Shows the distribution of major vegetation cover types in Australia, including native forests and grasslands and non-native vegetation.


Note: The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) also provides online applications relating to agriculture, fisheries and forestry that can be accessed ​from /abares/data, including The Monitor which is an online tool that delivers a broad range of climatic, production, biophysical and economic information, for various regions throughout Australia.

Last reviewed: 28 April 2020