Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre Basin

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Find more on the Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum

Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre Basin covers almost one-sixth of Australia. It is one of the world's largest internally-draining river systems.

The conservation significance of the Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre Basin is high. It supports:

  • wetlands
  • grasslands and deserts
  • rare and endangered plants and animals.

About 60,000 people live and work in the Basin.


Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre Basin extends across:

  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • western New South Wales.

Map of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre Basin PDF​​​​​​​​

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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