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.

Integrated Vegetation Cover

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

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.

Forest Maps – Victoria

Forest Explorer Online: 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.

Planning Plantations

Planning Plantations is a collection of scientific and planning information intended to support improved understanding of the many aspects of establishing and maintaining plantations in Australia's rural landscapes.


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:
06 Feb 2017