National scale land use data
Land use data mapped at the national scale (1:2,500,000) using ABS agricultural commodity data and satellite imagery can be downloaded from this page. Table 1 provides links to the datasets and associated documents that should be read before using the data. National land use data is available for the 1992-93, 1993-94, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2005-06 and 2010-11 financial years.
Please note that the 2010-11 and 2005-06 national land use map use version 5 and version 4 of the national mapping methodology, respectively, while the earlier versions use version 3. The 2010-11 and 2005-06 user guide documents provide more information on the difference between the methodologies.
Catchment scale land use data
Land uses mapped at the more detailed catchment scale (1:20,000-1:250,000) have been collected by the ACLUMP state partners. Land use information at catchment scale has been produced for all states in Australia with dates and scales varying depending on when the data was collected and the intensity of land uses. See Figures 1 and 2 for the dates and scale of mapping.
Figure 1. Map showing the year of catchment scale land use mapping (as at May 2016)
Figure 2. Map showing scale of catchment scale land use mapping (as at May 2016)
Table 2 provides links to catchment scale data and associated reports currently available. Data are available as either a combined 50m raster for all of Australia (includes the most up-to-date data with any holes filled in with ancillary data) or individual polygon datasets by state or region.
Updated mapping is underway in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory in 2017.